Adocumentary delving into Brittany Murphy’s life, career, and untimely death is heading to HBO Max. The two-part series will be directed by Emmy nominee Cynthia Hill for the streaming service, Deadline reported. No release date or title has been announced yet.
The docuseries promises to be “an in-depth, intimate character portrait” of the late actress, who was on the rise in the ’90s and best known for her roles in Clueless, 8 Mile, King of the Hill, Just Married, and Girl, Interrupted. HBO’s film will feature archival footage of Murphy and interviews from people who were closest to her. “Our Brittany Murphy documentary cuts through the tabloid noise with an elevated, nuanced depiction of a sensational story,” HBO Max exec Jennifer O’Connell said in a statement.
Murphy died in her Hollywood Hills home in 2009 at the age of 32. Her death was ruled an accident; coroners cited pneumonia and drug intoxication as playing parts in her demise. However, public speculation around her passing began to rise after her husband, Simon Monjack, died at home months later while waiting to undergo heart surgery, according to CNN.
“I agreed to do this film because I think it’s a shame that Brittany’s promising life and career has been eclipsed by the circumstances of her death,” Hill also said. “I think it’s important to celebrate Brittany’s talent as we struggle to explain the tragic circumstances of her and Simon’s deaths.”
Another documentary on the late actress was released last year from Investigation Discovery, called Brittany Murphy: an ID Mystery.
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