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Sofia Vergara developing new female Zorro project

Sofia Vergara and filmmaker Robert Rodriguez have joined forces to give masked hero Zorro a gender makeover.

The duo is behind a new NBC take on the classic vigilante tale, which will see the hero as a heroine.

Robert has co-written the script with his sister, Rebecca Rodriguez, who will also direct.

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Vergara is among the producers.

Ironically, Robert Rodriguez was briefly attached to direct Antonio Banderas in 1998’s The Mask of Zorro before exiting the project.

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