A young and rebellious girl from Monterrey takes her bold lyrics, brash singing voice, and stick-it-to-the-man attitude to Mexico City and becomes a successful anti-pop star (and makes a few kitschy movies for good measure). She marries her manager (uh oh!), who is 14 years her senior and eventually embroils her in one of the most shocking scandals in Latin America, landing her in jail for nearly five years. She then emerges as a new woman, releases a powerful new album, and regains her stardom. Sounds like the plot of a movie, no?
That’s what the people of Braven Films must have thought when they greenlit a project based on the life of controversial Mexican pop-rock star, Gloria Trevi. The company, headed by Frida Torresblanco, who has previously worked with Guillermo del Toro on Pan’s Labyrinth and the Cuaron brothers on Rudo y Cursi, will take on the biopic, simply titled Trevi, as their first major project. The film will be directed by Christian Keller and produced by Barrie Osborne. And, though we don’t yet know who will be playing the lead, the film is bound to be as compelling as the life on which it is based.