LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Famed Mexican-American singer/songwriter Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane accident in 2012, is expected to be the centerpiece of an upcoming biopic from Mucho Mas Media and De Line Pictures.
The two companies recently acquired the life rights of Rivera from Jenni Rivera Enterprises and plan to develop a film about the Banda Ranchera star, known for her cross-over success as much as for her adoration by the Mexican community.
Kate Lanier, screenwriter for “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” has been brought on to pen the script, according to Deadline Hollywood.
“My sister dreamt of a biopic of her life for many years, we are thrilled it will come to fruition,” said Rosie Rivera, Jenni Rivera’s sister. “We never imagined such an amazing producing and writing team like Donald De Line and Kate Lanier would join together with us to help make her dream a reality. We are overjoyed and excited to begin this process. It’s taken time to get here because we had to trust Jenni’s story in the right hands – and we are confident that we made the best partnership with Mucho Mas Media and this creative team.”
The film will be produced by Javier Chapa and Simon Wise of Mucho Mas Media and Donald De Line of De Line Pictures.