Forest Whitaker Joins ‘Empire’

The incomparable Forest Whitaker is lending his talents to Fox by signing on for a multi-episode arc on season 4 of the hit drama, “Empire.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Forest will play the role of Uncle Eddie, a charismatic music icon and bona fide hitmaker who gave an unknown Lucious (Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay way back when.

Decades later, Eddie steps up for Lucious at a critical moment during his rehabilitation, and a grateful Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) invites him to produce a song in celebration of Empire Entertainment’s 20th anniversary.

I’m here for anything Forest does (except Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai). So, I’ll be tuned in.

Will you?

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