Terrence Howard will portray a Rap record company executive in Empire, a Fox television series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  

Empire is billed as a family drama set in the world of a Hip Hop empire and will feature Howard portraying Lucious Lyon.  The character is “charismatic, tough, wise and a superstar in the music industry who oversees Empire Entertainment and is about to take the company public,” the article says. “Raised on the streets, he has never backed away from a fight and will resort to any measures, fair or foul, to defend his beloved Empire.”

Howard appeared last year in Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which also featured David Banner, and was written by Danny Strong and was directed by Daniels. Strong is slated to write Empire, while Daniels is scheduled to make his television directing debut with the program. 

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