News

Brittany Murphy biopic coming to TV

Brittany Murphy biopic coming to TV

BRITTANY'S BIOPIC: Murphy died in 2009 at the age of 32. Photo: Associated Press

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

The “Clueless” star died from pneumonia, anaemia and excessive use of prescription medications in 2009, at 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 “Sin City” 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 biopic, titled “The Brittany Murphy Story,” will air on Sept. 6.

Latest Stories

in Music

PHOTOS: Joe Cocker through the years

AP02072004165_46

A look back on the legendary career of the "Up Where We Belong" hitmaker.

in Music

Legendary rocker Joe Cocker dead at 70

cocker

The raspy-voiced, Grammy-winning "You Are So Beautiful" singer has lost his battle with lung cancer.

in Music

Chris Brown committed to finishing community service

chrisbrown

The singer has turned his community service into a full-time job for the next six weeks.

in Entertainment, Weird

New Jersey Christmas tree controlled by tweets

treetweet

Twitter users anywhere in the world can control the lights on this holiday display.

in Entertainment

Leaked Sony emails reveal Idris Elba in line for ‘Bond’

idriselba

A leaked Sony email named British actor Idris Elba as the frontrunner to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond.