Did you know that Lifetime made a movie about the life and death of actress Brittany Murphy? How about the fact that it’s scheduled to premiere in September 2014?
The network announced Tuesday (Aug. 11) that the film, titled “The Brittany Murphy Story,” is scheduled to debut on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Zap2it has confirmed that “Last Man Standing” star Amanda Fuller will play the titular role.
Here’s the rest of what we know about the movie, per the description released by Lifetime:
This is the story of talented young Brittany, her supportive mother Sharon and their determination to turn Brittany into a star in the 1980’s and 90’s. Brittany achieves that dream, breaking out in Clueless and continuing to do high-profile work in projects such as Girl, Interrupted and 8 Mile. But her desperation for approval and insecurity about her looks makes her personal life a disaster. The men in Brittany’s life come and go, but her mother remains the grounding force in her life. Unlike other stage moms, Sharon was always her daughter’s support system, but that enduring love wasn’t enough to save her sensitive Brittany from the vicissitudes of Hollywood life.
Four years after her untimely “accidental” death, actress Brittany Murphy’s name is once again in the press. Her estranged father Angelo is claiming that the forensic evidence indicates that Brittany was deliberately poisoned, and he has his theories about who is to blame. As news reports swirl and Angelo demands that the authorities reopen the investigation, Sharon struggles with being thrust once more into the limelight to talk about her beloved little girl.