Jenni Rivera’s memoir to be published this summer, Jennifer Lopez among actresses considered for biopic

By Daniel S Levine,

Jenni Rivera’s fans will get an insight into her world just before her tragic death in December. Atria books said Monday that it will publish the Latin pop superstar’s memoir this summer.

The Associated Press reports that Atria will publish Unbreakable in both English and Spanish in July. Rivera’s family has authorized its release.

In a statement, Rivera’s sister, Rosie Rivera, said that the memoir will allow fans to "enjoy her as we have."

Rosie added, "I miss my sister every moment, but on days that I want to feel her close, I open her book written in her own words, and feel her right next to me.”

Atria senior editor Johanna Castillo said that she had spoken to Rivera shortly before her death and that the book will be “her legacy to all of her fans.”

Atria, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, said that the book provides “an intimate look into the heart and soul of this self-made woman, who ascended to the top of the charts against all odds, becoming a legend in a completely male dominated music category.”

Meanwhile, there are reports that a Rivera biopic is in the works. “We want to share Jenni's life with her fans through a well documented movie,” Rosie told Latinos Post. While Rosie didn’t give any names, the publication reported that Angelica Vale, former Miss Universe Alicia Machado and Jennifer Lopez were being considered to star. Lopez previously played a real-life Latin pop star who died too young in the biopic about Selena Quintanilla.

Prior to the memoir’s release, Rivera and her family will appear in I Love Jenni. The show’s third season will premiere on April 14 on mun2.

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