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America Ferrera to Recreate Romeo & Juliet

America Ferrera to Recreate Romeo & Juliet

America Ferrera is set to executive produce a modern-day version of Romeo & Juliet for MTV called Pedro & Maria!

The Ugly Betty actress, who turns 26 this coming weekend, will join former NBC co-chairman Ben Silverman and Procter & Gamble in the project and an interactive content platform to accompany it!

According to Deadline, viewers will be able to vote on the direction of the storyline and characters through Facebook and Twitter!

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  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    …ahahahahahahaa.. `epic fail.

  • Taly

    It sounded amazing until “viewers will be able to vote on the direction of the storyline and characters through Facebook and Twitter!”…

  • wtf

    what kind of fukcery is this? gurl, don’t.

  • Judy

    oh no:(
    the 1996 version is a classic for me.

  • Me

    Hahaha. There are not other names??? Pedro and Maria???
    I don’t get why the other people think “latinos” are this or that? Can you help me? *Puro sarcasmo*
    Because of people like this lady, you think that the rest of the world who don’t live in the US live in a “Ugly betty” house, but let me tell you that you’re wrong.

  • Elle

    otherwise known as Westside Story :/

  • lexy hates bilson

    I think it’s great she’s keeping busy and I’m sure this will do fine. It’s a movie for MTV – most teens today don’t know Romeo & Juliet or West Side Story!

  • charity

    Oh nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

  • OMG

    OMG hellllllllllllllllll noooooooooo!!!

  • jenn

    Doesnt exactly sound promising and I think America can do better but I’ll watch – she’s a smart girl with good taste – I’ve never seen her in a bad role/movie.

  • All Women Stalker

    Oh. That doesn’t sound so good. Could contribute to the further decline of good TV. :-/

  • hahaha

    If you are going to make racists comments at least try to be a “well educated racist” and back to school.
    The American Continent is divided in 3 parts: North, Central and South America Hello!!! hahahaha

  • V

    What?! This sounds terrible already.

  • Neish

    Baz L did a modern time version of this already and it was brilliant. I cant imagine any other adaptions of Romeo and Juliet being as good. Every tragic, complicated love story that gets turned into a film or TV series these days turns out to be completely cheesy and juvenile (look at the Twilight Saga).