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Fox Network to Tackle Shakespeare Deadline

The Fox Network will be updating one of the best-known plays of William Shakespeare, Deadline.com reports. The channel has bought a drama project remaking “Hamlet” against the backdrop of Washington, D.C.

Called "America's Son," the new drama is about a presidential hopeful who dies in a car crash. His son, a JFK Jr.-type, returns to Washington and discovers the crash wasn't an accident, uncovering family secrets, the story says.

The drama is from writer Paul Redford, Amblin TV and Sony Pictures TV. Redford’s background includes five seasons on “The West Wing” and a stint as co-executive producer on the ABC series “Dirty Sexy Money,” the report notes.