In 2010, Lucia Mendez propositioned to direct and produce a movie based on Jenni Rivera. El Gordo y La Flaca spoke with Mendez about the project, and she confirmed that yes, in 2010 she spoke with Jenni about her life story and that many people were interested in investing. Lucia had not wanted to comment on this project fearing a backlash from people thinking that she just wanted attention in the wake of Rivera's untimely death. She’s only commenting now being that El Gordo Y La Flaca aired a never-before-seen interview with Jenni Rivera in which she speaks about the project with Mendez.
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