Lee Daniels Creating TV Musical Series for Queen Latifah

News   Lee Daniels Creating TV Musical Series for Queen Latifah Grammy Award winner Queen Latifah, who recently starred in NBC's hit live Broadcast of The Wiz, will star in a new musical television series written and directed by "Empire" and "The Butler" creator Lee Daniels for Fox.

According to Fox, "the new drama pilot follows three young women, who form a girl group with hopes of making it big in the music industry, and the choices with which they’re faced along the way."

Latifah will play Carlotta, "the owner of an Atlanta beauty salon, with an amazing voice, who will become a surrogate mother to the three girls – even though she doesn’t approve of their musical dreams."

Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady will star as the young girl group members.

The untitled pilot begins production this month in Atlanta, GA. Tom Donaghy ("The Whole Truth") will serve as writer and executive producer on the pilot with Daniels. 

Daniels is also attached to direct an untitled Richard Pryor biographical film for the Weinstein Company, which is set to begin production in 2016.

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