12/12/2012 12:26 pm ET

Jenni Rivera Deserves An Oscar For 'Filly Brown', Says Co-Star Edward James Olmos

Regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash along with six others in Mexico on Dec. 9, will be seen in her first and only feature film in early 2013, according to actor Edward James Olmos.

Reached by phone, the Oscar-nominated actor said he was in disbelief that Rivera had died and added that he was looking forward to spending more time with the singer as the film's upcoming release was being planned for late April. The film is being distributed through Indomina Releasing.

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