Mexico City.- The life of Jenni Rivera will once again be brought to the screen, now as a film and will be directed by the Mexican filmmaker Gigi Saul Guerrero.
According to Variety, Jenni has the authorization of the Rivera family and will recount the artistic career of the interpreter of “La Gran Señora”, as well as her work as an activist for women’s rights.
The script for the film is written by Shane McKenzie, who recently worked with Guerrero on the movie Bingo Hell.
Donald De Line of De Line Pictures will serve as producer with Javier Chapa, Phillip Braun and Simon Wise of Mucho Más Media, while Jenni Rivera Enterprises will executive produce.
“Gigi is so confident in her voice and storytelling, plus she has an innate understanding of Jenni’s life. She will honor Jenni’s legacy by presenting a portrait of this unique icon in a truly authentic way,” De Line told Variety.
Jenni will premiere on TelevisaUnivision’s VIX+ streaming platform and in select theaters in the United States and Mexico. So far, the release date is unknown.
“We are thrilled to be working alongside Gigi, an incredibly talented visionary Mexican artist, to tell the story of Jenni Rivera,” said Augusto Rovegno, senior vice president of acquisitions and SVOD programming for TelevisaUnivision.