Pantelion Films has released the theatrical poster and trailer for Sundance favorite Filly Brown starring Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera who was killed in a plane crash last month. The film is based on the life of Majo … a Mexican-American hip-hop prodigy from Los Angeles, who is in a search to find her voice and to accomplish her personal and music career dreams.
The upcoming hip-hop drama movie is directed by Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos. Along with Rivera the film also stars starring Gina Rodriguez, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Edward James Olmos.
Check out the trailer and poster below and be sure to let us know what you think.
Filly Brown will be released to theaters on April 19th, 2013.
Here’s the official synopsis for Filly Brown
FILLY BROWN is an inspiring and gritty portrait of a young artist’s striving to find her voice and seize her dreams without compromise. Majo Tonorio, a.k.a. “Filly Brown,” is a raw, young Los Angeles hip-hop artist who spits rhymes from the heart. With an incarcerated mother, and a father struggling to provide for his daughters, a record contract could be the ticket out for her family. But when a record producer offers Majo a crack at stardom, she is suddenly faced with losing who she is as an artist and the friends who helped her reach the cusp of success. Directed by Youssef Delara and Michael Olmos, fused with a fierce hip-hop score, and propelled by an exceptional cast which features Lou Diamond Philips, Edward James Olmos, and the legendary Jenni Rivera in her final on-screen performance, FILLY BROWN heralds the arrival of Gina Rodriguez in the electrifying title role.