Mexican-American singer, talk show host, and world-renowned Banda Queen Jenni Rivera can now add actress to her title. According to Blogamole, the 42 year-old’s new film Filly Brown will debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film centers on the story of a young Latina with big hip-hop aspirations. Rivera portrays the protagonist’s mother, who is serving hard time in jail.
“I had to dig deep for the role," Rivera said. "If I can make Edward James Olmos cry, to me that means it was a success.”
Olmos, who executive produced the film, praised Rivera’s powerful performance as “amazing.”
Rivera has certainly encountered her own fair share of drama in the past. Perhaps channeling her dramatic side will result in some new success in the film industry.
The Sundance Film Festival takes place in Park City, Utah and begins on January 19. If Filly Brown is well received at the festival, it may have a wider release. Watch a short trailer below: