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Hip-Hop Shakespeare to Star Lil' Romeo
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.022  Friday, 3 January 2003

From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Thursday, 02 Jan 2003 18:22:05 -0500
Subject:        Hip-Hop Shakespeare to Star Lil' Romeo

Hip-Hop Shakespeare to Star Lil' Romeo, Natch
Thu, Oct 03, 2002, 12:10 PM PT

HOLLYWOOD (Zap2it.com) - A teenage hip-hop version of "Romeo and Juliet"
starring Lil' Romeo? That's what MGM has planned with Artists Production
Group's Mark Canton and Lil' Romeo's father, Master P. No director is
attached to the project yet.

According to The Hollywood Reporter the movie will be called "Lil' Romeo
and Lil' Juliet" and will have dance and hip-hop music substituting all
the violent scenes in the story. The search is on for an actress to play
Lil' Juliet.

Lil' Romeo, who's 13, is a rising hip-hop artist whose movie appearances
include "Max Keeble's Big Move" Bille Woodruff's upcoming "Honey"
starring Jessica Alba and Mekhi Phifer. The movie is currently shooting
in Toronto.

No production date has been set yet for "Lil' Romeo and Lil' Juliet."

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