Casting Watch: McG’s Venice-Based Romeo And Juliet Reboot

Spotted the new McG project on Deadline Hollywood:

The untitled drama, which echoes the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet, revolves around the haves and have-nots of California’s most seductive cities, Venice. It focuses on two rival families and a forbidden and dangerous romance emerging between them as the two families battle for control of Venice.

Curious, I checked the demographics of Venice on Wikipedia. Most recent data was from 2008:

The racial and ethnic composition in Venice is White (63.9%), Latino (22.2%), African American (5.6%), Asian (3.7%), and Other (4.6%).[5]

I suppose we can hope for inclusive casting, though we should be prepared for disappointment. Maybe this time, an interracial love story might even include a kiss.

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