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Empire’s Jussie Smollett Lands New Role in Drama Film Alongside Sister

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Empire’s Jussie Smollett Lands New Role in Drama Film Alongside Sister

Jussie Smollett is moving on up! The breakout 'Empire' star landed a guest star appearance in an episode of 'Underground,' a period drama series on WGN America. Jussie will play alongside his real-life sister and a regular on the show, Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, True Blood).

Jussie will play the character Josey, a wild-eyed runaway who doesn’t trust anyone, not even the people stationed along the way who would try to help him. Sister Jurnee plays the series regular role of Rosalee, a shy house slave with a powerful inner strength and courage.

In the one-hour drama, bravery, ingenuity, and power take center stage as slaves band together in the fight of their lives, their families, their future and their freedom.

It's been 20 years since Jussie and Jurnee shared the screen together. They previously appeared alongside their four other siblings on the series, On Our Own.

'Underground' will premiere in 2016.

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