Empire‘s co-creator Lee Daniels is gearing up for his new music drama, “Star.” The new pilot will follow four young women who have dreams of hitting it big.

Here are descriptions of the four roles:

  • STAR: Character is a Caucasian female, 18 years old (actor must be 18 years of age or over). She’s a tough chick with a badass attitude.
  • ALEXANDRA: Character is an African-American female, about 20 (actor must be 18 years of age or over). She’s an elegant yet classic beauty. Alexandra wants to put this material world behind her so she can make real, authentic music.
  • SIMONE: Character is Half African-American Half Caucasian, Star’s younger sister, 16 years old (actor must be 18 years of age or over). Tragic and adorable.
  • COTTON: Character is a half African-American and half Latina transgender woman with a stunning look, 20 (actor must be 18 years of age or over). She has an especially keen eye for fashion.

Candidates over 18 years of age can submit (1) 2 minute video of them singing and a short monologue here.