By Dan Snierson
Updated December 11, 2015 at 07:11 PM EST
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Lee Daniels is continuing to fill out the cast of his music drama pilot, and now he has just laid down some Law & Order.

Bejamin Bratt has signed on for a costarring role in the untitled pilot from the Empire co-creator and Tom Donaghy (The Whole Truth), which centers on a trio of women who form a girl group in Atlanta with designs of hitting it big. Queen Latifah stars as a beauty salon owner who serves as a mother figure for the women, who are played by Jude Demorest, Ryan Destny, and Brittany O’Grady.

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The pilot, which is being written by creators and executive producers Daniels and Donaghy, begins filming this month in Atlanta.

Bratt’s recent TV credits include Private Practice, 24, and Modern Family. He’ll be on the big screen several times in 2016: He’s in Ride Along 2, The Infiltrator, and Shot Caller. He is also one of the stars of Ricky Gervais’ Netflix comedy movie Special Correspodents.