- Category: Coming Soon
- Published: Monday, 10 December 2012 16:10
Before her tragic death December 9th, Jenni Rivera was looking forward to sharing her first movie role with fans in her acting debut with FILLY BROWN alongside Lou Diamond Phillips and Edward James Olmos. An image of Jenni Rivera in character was released today along with a statement from her co-star Edward James Olmos regarding the loss.
The Mexican-American banda singer would have marked her film debut with FILLY BROWN, opening Spring of 2013. In FILLY BROWN, the eccentric singer from Long Beach, CA dresses way down as a tough inmate and mother to Majo Tonorio, a tough LA street poet, which the film centers on. Directed by Edward James Olmos' son Michael D. Olmos and Youssef Delara, FILLY BROWN actor Edward James Olmos released a statement expressing his sadness over the loss. The Battlestar Galactica actor compared Jenni Rivera to the likes of Barbara Streisand and Frank Sinatra.
The world lost an extraordinary talent in the realm of Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand, and Frank Sinatra, who took their singing artistry and became dramatic artists in film and television. Jenni Rivera was destined to surpass any artist that we have ever seen coming from the Mexican American culture. She was just starting. My love to her family, especially her children and her mother and father. --Edward James OlmosThe Mexican country singer died when her jet crashed in the mountainous region of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico the morning of December 9, 2012, after performing in the city earlier that night.