(AllHipHop News) The number of A-list talent attached to Lee Daniels’ upcoming television program Empire continues to grow. Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson have already been announced as the lead actors in the Hip Hop drama, and THR reports Timbaland has now signed on as the show’s songwriter and song producer.
Timbaland extends his successful 2013 into the new year. The veteran producer played a major role in platinum selling projects by Jay Z (Magna Carta Holy Grail) and Justin Timberlake (The 20/20 Experience).
Empire is being developed by Daniels for FOX. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker and The Butler scribe Danny Strong serve as writers for the show. Daniels will also make his TV directing debut.