Biopic ‘Selena’ will return to theaters in April to celebrate its 25th anniversary


After its premiere 25 years ago, Selena returns to theaters nationwide to celebrate the queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla-Perez.

The biopic honoring the 23-year-old singer is re-released in theaters across the United States on April 7. Selena’s family made the official announcement on Monday the Facebook.

“Rediscover a family’s story of dedication, perseverance and hope to shatter a male-dominated musical genre and take the world by storm,” his family wrote in the announcement for the film’s re-release.

The biopic, starring Jennifer Lopez as a late singer, tells the story of Mexican-American music star Tejano who was poised to cross into the English-speaking market just before his assassination by his 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 finally 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 took to social media on Monday to share her excitement about the film’s return to theaters.

“This movie means so much to me…Selena and her family mean so much to me, and I was so lucky to be cast as her,” Lopez wrote on instagram. “I will never forget this period of my life and it is an honor as an artist to have been part of the magic that is this film.”

Hailing from Corpus Christi, Texas, Selena was a Grammy Award-winning superstar who won a Grammy for Best Mexican-American Album for To live!

The late Tejano singer has sold around 18 million records worldwide, becoming 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.

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