aside ‘Star’ screening: New Fox drama starring Queen Latifah previews at Acre 121

The line formed early for the screening of  STAR at Acre 21 restaurant in Washington, DC. STAR is the newest drama set to hit FOX network next month.The audience of about 150 attendees reacted very favorably to the show with many being quite vocal in expressing their excitement.

Filled with original music, STAR also gave the audience some great beats.   Without giving too much away, the show ended with a bit of a surprise with many saying they would definitely be watching when the show premieres. Based on the audience response and an intricately woven storyline with fresh-faced newcomers surrounded by Golden Globe winner & Academy Award nominated Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt, FOX may wind up with another hit on their hands.

On hand to check out the new show were Roland Martin, Kathy Huger, Miss District of Columbia and a few other tastemakers.

Roland Martin
Karen Huger at screening
Karen Huger

STAR is the brainchild of Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels – creator and executive producer of broadcast’s No. 1 series, EMPIRE  in partnership with Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”).  According to FOX, the show seeks to pull back the curtain on music’s gritty and dark reality. Featuring a soundtrack of original music and stunning music performances, STAR follows three talented singers, desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. Star (newcomer Jude Demorest) is a tough-as-nails young woman, who came up in the foster care system and decides one day to take control of her destiny. Star tracks down her sister, Simone (newcomer Brittany O’Grady), and her Instagram bestie, Alexandra (newcomer Ryan Destiny) and the trio heads to Atlanta to become music superstars.

Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah plays Carlotta, a surrogate mother to the young crew. Benjamin Bratt rounds out the cast as Jahil, a down-on-his-luck talent agent looking to revitalize his career, who’s taken a certain shining to Star.   Watch the official trailer here.

STAR premieres on FOX on December 14 @ 9 p.m. EST.

 

 

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