Mexican American Banda singer Jenni Rivera made her mark within the music trade earlier than her tragic demise on the age of 43 and now her life is the main focus of an upcoming biopic. Mexican actress and filmmaker Gigi Saul Guerrero (Into the Darkish: Tradition Shock) is ready to direct Jenni, a much-anticipated biopic concerning the singer’s profession and life. Earlier than Rivera tragically died in a airplane crash in Mexico in 2012, she was one of many best-selling regional Mexican artists in historical past, recognized for her work in banda, mariachi, norteño, and Latin pop. Throughout her life, she additionally established charities to help victims of home abuse, particularly ladies and youngsters. She continues to be an necessary cultural determine for the our neighborhood, particularly in Mexico thought she did achieve nationwide popularity of her first and solely appearing gig in Filly Brown, launched in 2013. For her story to now be instructed on the massive display and directed by a fellow Mexicana is a big win for the neighborhood, for Guerrero, and for Rivera’s household.
“I think about myself extremely fortunate to be a filmmaker throughout a pivotal time within the trade the place variety and authenticity are in excessive demand,” Guerrero instructed HipLatina. “I’m so excited to carry to display the lifetime of Jenni Rivera, one of the vital necessary, highly effective and influential Latinas of our time!”
“I grew up watching so many animated motion pictures and reveals. I’ll at all times have that massive child coronary heart who’s in love with cartoons,” Guerrero beforehand instructed HipLatina. “However now to say that it has been a lifelong dream to be a part of stunning storytelling behind and in entrance of the digital camera?! I couldn’t be extra grateful to be part of that however with my voice.”
With this new undertaking, we’re excited to see how Guerrero explores utilizing the biopic as a brand new medium of storytelling and the way she’s going to carry Jenni again to long-time followers, to not point out the brand new generations that will probably be launched to her music and life on the silver display.
“Gigi’s distinctive imaginative and prescient and fervour for Jenni’s story made her a simple option to direct Jenni,” stated the movie’s producers Javier Chapa and Simon Sensible of Mucho Mas Media, in response to Selection. “As a Mexican filmmaker and artist on the rise, Gigi is, in some ways, selecting up the mantle which Jenni left to us. We’re excited she will probably be becoming a member of the crew to carry the movie to Jenni’s superb followers.”
Guerrero tells HipLatina:
“It’s ladies like Jenni that encourage younger Latinas to work exhausting and dream massive…
Dios me hizo mujer
Mi madre una dama
La gente me hizo cabrona.”
No launch date has been introduced but however it will likely be obtainable to stream on TelevisaUnivision’s streaming service VIX+ and in choose theaters within the U.S. and Mexico.