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A TV project is reportedly in the works about famous latin singer Selena Quintanilla based on the 2002 book written by her husband Chris Perez about their relationship. Deadline Hollywood reports.

“Selena is one of the most influential Latin artists of all time, and her legacy continues to live on long after her tragic death,” said Cris Abrego, CEO of Endemol Shine North America and chairman of Endemol Shine Americas. “Chris Perez’s beautiful book To Selena With Love captured their amazing life together and will make for the perfect foundation for a TV series that our team is currently developing for both English and Spanish audiences worldwide.”

Quintanilla, who recorded as Selena, has sold 60 million albums worldwide. The Texas-born singer made her recording debut in the 1980s and went on to score such hit albums as Amor Prohibido and Selena Live, winning a Grammy for the latter. In 1995, she was murdered by the founder of her fan club. Her last album, Dreaming of You, was released posthumously in 1995 and became a huge hit. Selena’s life story was the subject of a 1997 film, Selena, which starred Jennifer Lopez in her career-making role as the Tejano superstar and James Edward Olmos as her father.

Endemol Shine North America and Major TV will produce with Blue Mariachi, Perez and Carlito Miranda’s production company. Major TV is led by Raymond Garcia, formerly publisher and founder of Celebra at Penguin Random House, where he’s worked with Perez.

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