Annie Gonzalez to play Jenni Rivera in biopic
The film will be shot in Colombia and released on Vix.
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Jenni is a new film based on the late artist Jenni Rivera, who is considered the most important Sinaloan band singer in history according to several outlets like CNN, Billboard, Fox News and the New York Times. Recently, actress Annie Gonzalez was announced as who will play Rivera in the biopic.
The film about the Mexican-American artist will be released through on ViX and in some movie theaters in the United States and Mexico this year, according to EFE.
"Words cannot explain what this means to me, what Jenni means to me, to the world. I honor you Jenni today, tomorrow and for the rest of my journey," Gonzalez wrote in a post on Instagram.
Gonzalez also told EFE that it has been an honor for her to play the role of Rivera, who "despite facing adversity at all times, was never a victim and showed her daughters, her family and her audience what true nobility, forgiveness and authenticity are all about."
"Jenni's music messages of feminism, civil rights and nonconformity were ahead of the times and created the space for all of us to feel empowered," she said.
Jenni will be directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero with a screenplay by Shane McKenzie and produced by Jenni Rivera Enterprises.
Jacqui Rivera, Jenni Rivera's daughter and CEO of Jenni Rivera Enterprise, said she and her siblings were very excited about the biopic.
"We know that our mother's story will impact generations to come," said Rivera, adding that "although we still haven't gotten used to seeing someone play our mother, we have faith that Annie will do a great job."