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The late Jenni Rivera’s family continues to find ways to honor ‘La Diva da la Banda’ and keep her in the minds and hearts of her fans. The family recently announced in an interview with NBC that a full-length feature film on Rivera’s rags-to-riches life story is in the works.
It has been eight months since Rivera’s private plane crashed in Mexico taking her life and six others on December 9, 2012. Since then the family has published an autobiography “Unbreakable” that the singer was working on before she died and launched a tequila line. The banda singer, who would have been 44-years-old this year, left her sister Rosie in charge of her estate and her 28-year-old daughter Janney “Chiquis” Marin Rivera caregiver of four younger siblings.
The family authorized film will most likely come out next year. Some family members have even gone as far as to suggest who should play Rivera – none other than her daughter Chiquis who bears an uncanny resemblance to her mother.
Another movie on Rivera called “La Diva de la Banda” is due to debut in December by Francisco Joel Mendoza. Apparently Rivera gave him permission to do a biopic before she died. Her family felt they were the only ones to use Rivera’s name after her passing and are not promoting the project. The movie will have a limited release in Mexico and stars Mireya Limon and Deira Barrera.