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Lifetime Adds Brittany Murphy to Growing List of Biopics

Lifetime Adds Brittany Murphy to Growing List of Biopics


Lifetime will air a TV movie recounting the life of late actress Brittany Murphy in September.

The Clueless star died from pneumonia, anemia and excessive use of prescription medications in 2009, aged 32.

Bosses at Lifetime TV network announced on Tuesday they are working on the first scripted feature project about the actress and have cast Amanda Fuller, who stars in sitcom Last Man Standing, in the lead role.

Twin Peaks actress Sherilyn Fenn will play Murphy’s mother Sharon.

The two-hour movie will follow the star’s life from her pursuit of an acting career in the 1980s to her death and its aftermath.

A spokesperson for Sharon Murphy says she has not been consulted about the movie and is not affiliated with it in any way. The same case as the Saved by the Bell and Aaliyah movies that are currently in production and scheduled to air on the network.

The biopic, titled The Brittany Murphy Story, will air on September 6th.

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