*Jennifer Lopez will produce a remake of the Argentina hit telenovela "Rebelde Way" for FOX, which acquired Stateside rights, reports Variety.
The entertainer and Simon Fields will produce the series, re-titled "Rebels," under their Nuyorican Prods. banner, based on a screenplay adapted by Duane Adler ("Save the Last Dance," "Step Up").
"Rebels," about a pop band made up of teens who go to an elite private high school, has sold in its original form to more than 40 countries and for remakes to Mexico, Chile, India and Portugal.
Buenos Aires-based Cris Morena Group and RGB Entertainment produced the original, which spawned a feature film and spin-off businesses from CDs to tours of the band that emerged from the series.
Fox "has decided to bet on the development of North American series simultaneously with international studios that want to work with Hollywood talents, and for this there's nothing better than formats like 'Rebels,' a proven success in more than 40 countries," said Fox Television Studios senior VP Diego Suarez.