The Cast Of Empire Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

With fall television premieres just around the corner, we think of little else than what goodness is about to grace our DVRs. (Okay, that and NYFW are most top-of-mind.) We’ve been patiently waiting for Empire, one of our favorite breakout hits, to return to our screens—and in a way it has with a new Bruce Weber-directed film for CR Fashion Book . Two of the show’s all-star cast members, Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett, smolder alongside Miami Heat basketball player Michael Beasley, musician Jon Batiste and model Henry Watkins in a reprise of the ’60s tune “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling.” Giving the famed Top Gun scene—the one that amplified its pop-culture phenom status—a run for its money, Henson’s unbridled candor, Smollett’s falsetto and Batiste’s fancy footwork culminate into four minutes of a fashion-fueled treat to the eyes and ears. Allow this to tide you over until Cookie Lyon returns to TV this September.