Telenovela 'Rubí' getting US version

December 26, 2012

Word has come out that Televisa soap opera Rubí would be adapted for a US audience. Watch this space as Fox, which is developing the series, sifts beauties to act as the titular gold digger in red.

An adaptation of Rubí would tread in the footsteps of Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea, better known to US viewers as Ugly BettyRubí aired in its original form to millions of viewers across the world in 2004.

Fox is not exactly cribbing off overseas property here. Rubi actually lifts from Gone with the Wind, an American institution. Fox's adaptation might be America's way of getting on even terms.

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