Tragic singer Jenni Rivera's estranged daughter Janney is set to portray her mum in a new biopic.

The project will serve as 28-year-old Janney's acting debut and she is reportedly taking singing and acting lessons in order to perfect her portrayal.

She tells Univision, "It would be an honour to portray my mother in a movie."

Her mother perished in a plane crash in December (13), aged 43. At the time of her death Rivera had fallen out with her oldest daughter amid reports of a blossoming romance between her and the singer's ex-husband, former baseball player Esteban Loaiza.