Taraji P. Henson lands role opposite Terrence Howard on Fox’s ‘Empire’

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As previously reported, Hustle & Flow star Terrence Howard has signed on to film a new Lee Daniels’ production, “Empire,” for Fox Network.

Starring alongside Howard in this family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire, is “Person of Interest” actress Taraji P. Henson.

According to TV Guide, “(Taraji) will play Cookie Lyon, the ex-wife and former business partner of music superstar Lucious Lyon (Howard). The outrageous and over-the-top Cookie has spent 17 years in prison for dealing drugs — money she funneled directly to Lucious’ then-fledgling music empire. Now she’s been released early for good behavior and she wants what’s hers.”


Also joining the team, is “The Mindy Project’s” Jussie Smollet (Jurnee Smollet’s younger brother). Henson posted the news on Instagram with the caption: #watchwhatIdonext HA!!! I love you #LeeDaniels for #Cookie #Luscious & #Jemal #CANYOUSAYEPIC

This show could be a big move for Fox Network as well as the black cast members. –ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie

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