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Lee Daniels' 'Empire' seeking tons of extras in Chicago

  • Terrence Howard will star in the Fox pilot "Empire" that will film in Chicago later this month.
Terrence Howard will star in the Fox pilot "Empire" that will… (ROBYN BECK / AFP/Getty Images )
March 11, 2014|By Mick Swasko, @swasko | For RedEye

Lawyer types, 1994-era clubbers and female prison visitors -- or at least those who can play those parts -- have a shot at getting cast in an upcoming Fox show next week. 

Lee Daniels' "Empire" -- which chronicles a hip-hop empire and stars Terrence Howard -- is casting a host of extras for shoots in Chicago March 19, March 20 and March 24, according to

The site lists 11 different roles casting directors are seeking to fill over three days of shooting. On March 20, "Caucasian 1994 club goers" are sought, and the site asks for emails with photos of "your trendiest look from the mid-90s" from 20- and 30-somethings. 

Other roles include reporters, radio executives, security guards and female prisoners of various ethnicities. 

The site also hints that further casting calls and roles will be coming "very soon." 

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