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Before her tragic passing, Jenni Rivera was ready to make her film debut in the independent drama Filly Brown playing the incarcerated mother of an aspiring rapper.  Starring newcomer Gina Rodriguez veteran actors Lou Diamond Phillips and Edward James Olmos, the new trailer features music from hip-hop pioneers and co-stars Lisa “Khool-Aid” Rios and Edward “E-Dub” Rios.

The urban drama tells the story of “Majo” (a.k.a. Filly Brown), played by Gina Rodriguez, as she navigates through the Urban Latino music world as an aspiring rapper, all in hopes of reuniting her troubled family which includes an incarcerated mother played by the Ranchera music queen Jenni Rivera.  Directed by Edward James Olmos son, Michael D. Olmos and Youseff Delara, Filly Brown will be released April 26, 2013.

The movie poster features Filly Brown star Gina Rodriguez with a silhouette

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