Jennifer Lopez will produce FOX’s English-language remake of Argentina’s teen telenovela “Rebelde Way” (“The Rebels”).
Duane Adler (“Save the Last Dance,” “Step Up”) will adapt the series for Lopez and Simon Fields’ Nuyorican Prods.
According to Variety, “Rebels” focuses on a pop group made up of teens from an elite private school. In Argentina, the format led to a feature film and an actual band that recorded CDs and toured the country.
Buenos Aires-based producers Cris Morena Group and RGB Entertainment have sold the format in its original form to 40 countries and sold remake rights to a slew of other countries.
Small screen production credits for Lopez have included “South Beach” and “Dance Life.” Lopez would also serve as producer on a possible small screen adaptation of her feature “Maid in Manhattan,” currently in the script stage at ABC. Lopez is also expected to return to acting with the romantic comedy “Plan B,” set for production later this year.