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Fox To Develop a Latino Romeo & Juliet

It will apparently be about star-crossed lovers in LA's music and radio industry

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Liam Mathews

Fox is looking to replicate Empire's success with black audiences with a drama aimed at Latinos.

Deadline reports that 20th Century Fox TV is developing an as-yet-untitled modern reinterpretation of Romeo & Juliet "set against the backdrop of Los Angeles' new Latino wealth in the music and radio industry."

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This is Fox's second recent attempt to develop a Latino Empire after Urban Cowboy, a pilot that was not picked up. It will be written and executive-produced by Instructions Not Included's Eduardo Cisneros and Lone Survivor's Jason Shuman.