The 2012 best-selling memoir ‘To Selena, With Love’ by Chris Perez has been optioned for a television series, movie or miniseries for both English and Spanish language audiences, Endemol Shine and Major TV announced. Perez was the husband of Selena Quintanilla Perez until she was tragically shot and killed at 23-years-old by her fan club president in 1995.
The book tells the love story from Perez’ perspective on his forbidden young love with the singer when he was her band’s guitarist – the couple married in a secret ceremony in 1992 – and in spite of Selena’s father’s objections.
“I spent several years keeping the memories of my late wife bottled up inside,” said Pérez in a statement. “‘To Selena, With Love’ allowed me to finally embrace my experience and understand the void it could fill in the hearts of so many others.”
Selena respectfully known as the “Queen of Tejano Music” remains front and center to many of her fans that started following her career when she entered the stage in the ‘80s as a child performer. The Mexican-American singer started in a family band and went on to sell 60 million albums with her final and only English-language album Dreaming of You posthumously released in 1995. Earlier this year a MAC cosmetics line in her honor quickly sold out and next year she will be honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. English-speaking audiences were introduced to Selena in the 1997 biopic Selena starring Jennifer Lopez.
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