Jenni Rivera biopic in the works with her family's support

FILE - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera poses during an interview in Los Angeles. Jenni Rivera Enterprises said Tuesday, June 18, 2019, that it has partnered with production companies Mucho Mas Media and De Line Pictures to develop a film based on Rivera's life. Rivera died in December 2012 in a plane crash, at age 43.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Mexican-American singer and activist Jenni Rivera always dreamed of a biopic about her turbulent and inspirational life. Now, seven years after her untimely death, that dream is coming true.

A feature film based on Rivera's life is officially in the works from Jenni Rivera Enterprises, Mucho Mas Media and De Line Pictures, who announced the project in a joint statement Tuesday. The untitled film will endeavor to capture the essence of the superstar who was as admired for her soulful voice as she was for her openness about her experiences with abuse, sexual assault and finding success in a male-dominated industry.

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