Fox’s Lee Daniels play commander has expel a masculine lead.
Private Practice alum Benjamin Bratt is set to topline a song play before famous as Star, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Written, combined and destined by Empire‘s Daniels, a play centers on 3 immature women (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady) who form a lady organisation with hopes of creation it large in a industry, and a choices they face along a approach to success and stardom.
Bratt will star as Jahil, a talent manager with taste, a dark life and expostulate for emancipation who believes his new customer Star (Demorest) and her organisation are his sheet behind to a top.
Queen Latifah is set as a womanlike lead, Carlotta, a former customer and fire of Jahil’s who now owns an Atlanta beauty salon and serves as a broker mom to a 3 girls.
Tom Donaghy (The Whole Truth) co-created a play and is on house to write and executive produce. Pamela Oas Williams (Lee Daniels’ The Butler) and Effie Brown (Dear White People) also offer as exec producers. The pilot, that is constructed by 20th TV and is a initial underneath Daniels’ altogether understanding with a studio, starts prolongation this month in Atlanta.
For Bratt, a purpose brings him behind to both Fox, where he formerly co-starred in a network’s 24: Live Another Day revival, and 20th TV, where he continues to recover on a studio’s Modern Family. He’s repped by WME, Circle of Confusion and Myman Greenspan.