Gigi Saul Guerrero to Direct Jenni Rivera Biopic

Gigi Saul Guerrero is ready to direct “Jenni,” a film in regards to the lifetime of Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera.

The biopic, which is permitted by the late artist’s property, can be produced by Los Angeles-based multimedia firm Mucho Mas Media and De Line Photos.

Developed by Guerrero and screenwriter Shane McKenzie, the film follows Rivera’s rise as a Spanish singer who efficiently crossed over to U.S. and international audiences, in addition to her work as a ladies’s rights activist. She died in a airplane crash in 2012 at age 43.

Rivera’s number of banda, mariachi and norteño music made her one of many best-selling regional Mexican artists ever, with 15 gold and platinum data and top-drawing excursions. She produced a number of TV collection resembling “Chiquis & Raq-C” and “I Love Jenni,” and in 2012 she was named one of many high 25 strongest ladies by Individuals en Español. She additionally established charities just like the Jenni Rivera Love Basis, which helps single moms and youngsters who’ve been victims of home abuse.

“Jenni” will premiere on TelevisaUnivision’s premium streaming tier VIX+ and in choose theaters all through the U.S. and Mexico. A launch date has not been introduced but.

Saul Guerrero, a Mexican filmmaker and actress, was named by Selection in 2019 as a Latinx expertise to observe. Since then, she signed a first-look cope with Blumhouse Productions after the debut of her first film, “Tradition Shock.” On the appearing entrance, she has voiced characters in “Supernatural Academy” and “Indignant Birds: Summer season Insanity.” Gurrero additionally created and directed the 2017 net horror collection “La Quinceañera” and quick movie “El Gigante,” and she or he co-founded the Latin genre-focused firm LuchaGore Productions.

McKenzie, a frequent collaborator of Saul Guerrero’s at LuchaGore Productions, wrote the screenplays for “El Gigante,” “La Quinceanera” and “Bingo Hell.” McKenzie can be a horror novelist whose credit embrace “Muerte Con Carne,” “Pus Junkies,” “Hooked on the Lifeless” and “All You Can Eat.”

Donald De Line of De Line Photos will function a producer with Javier Chapa, Phillip Braun and Simon Clever of Mucho Mas Media. Jenni Rivera Enterprises will govt produce.

“Gigi is so assured in her voice and storytelling and has an innate understanding of Jenni’s life. She’s going to honor Jenni’s legacy by presenting a portrait of this distinctive icon in a really genuine approach,” De Line stated.

Chapa and Clever added: “Gigi’s distinctive imaginative and prescient and keenness for Jenni’s story made her a straightforward option to direct Jenni. As a Mexican filmmaker and artist on the rise, Gigi is, in some ways, choosing up the mantle which Jenni left to us. We’re excited she can be becoming a member of the staff to carry the movie to Jenni’s wonderful followers.”

Executives at TelevisaUnivision promise the movie can be a celebration of Rivera’s life.

“We’re thrilled to work alongside Gigi, a visionary Mexican artist of unimaginable expertise, to inform Jenni Rivera’s story,” stated Augusto Rovegno, senior VP of acquisitions and SVOD programming at TelevisaUnivision. “This authentic movie will have fun her life and share how she impressed ladies and younger generations typically to beat obstacles and dwell their finest lives.”

Saul Guerrero is represented by Verve, Carlos Bobadilla at Valor Leisure and lawyer Paul Miloknay. McKenzie is repped by Verve and Susan Solomon-Shapiro at Circle of Confusion.

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