After the premiere 25 years ago, Selena returns to cinemas across the country to celebrate the Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla-Perez.
The biopic in honor of the late 23-year-old singer will be re-released in theaters across the United States on April 7. Selena’s family announced the official announcement on Facebook on Monday.
“Rediscover a family’s story of dedication, perseverance and hope in breaking a male – dominated music genre and taking the world by storm,” her family wrote in the announcement of the film’s re-release.
The biopic, starring Jennifer Lopez as the late singer, tells the story of the Mexican-American Tejano music star who was on the verge of crossing the English-language market just before her assassination of her fan club president, Yolanda Saldivar, in 1995.
Saldivar was accused by Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, of embezzling funds from Selena’s fan club and her Selena Etc. stores.
The film’s success in the 1990s eventually made Jennifer Lopez a household name, becoming the first Latin actress to earn more than $ 1 million for a film, according to Time.
The 52-year-old actress wrote a post on social media on Monday to share her enthusiasm for the film’s return to cinemas.
“This movie means so much to me … Selena and her family mean so much to me and I was so lucky to be chosen to play her,” Lopez wrote on Instagram. “I will never forget this time in my life, and it’s an honor as an artist to have been a part of the magic that is this film.”
Selena, who is based in Corpus Christi, Texas, was a Grammy-winning superstar who won a Grammy for Best Mexican-American Album for Direct!
The late Tejano singer sold around 18 million records worldwide and became one of the best-selling female artists in Latin music, Billboard reported.
Selena was killed weeks before her 24th birthday, which would have been April 16, 1995.