, the famed Mexican-American singer-songwriter, TV star, and activist who died tragically in a plane accident in 2012, will be immortalized in film form. Mucho Mas Media and De Line Pictures
have acquired the life rights of Rivera from Jenni Rivera Enterprises with plans to develop a film that will focus on the life of the Banda Ranchera mega-star who touched not only her Spanish-speaking fan base but also successfully crossed over into the U.S. and global markets.Kate Lanier
, the screenwriter behind the Angela Bassett
-starring Tina Turner
biopic, What’s Love Got to Do with It, and the F. Gary Gray
-directed cult classic, Set It Off
, is attached to pen the screenplay for Rivera’s story.
Born in Long Beach, California – her mother just having crossed the border on foot while pregnant with Jenni – Rivera began her recording career in 1992, going on to become a top-selling