Drugs, tears and tragedy: Brittany Murphy TV biopic trailer released

Aug 24th, 2014
The Brittany Murphy Story trailer
The tragic life of Brittany Murphy has been captured in a new Lifetime telemovie. Watch the trailer.
Aug 24th, 2014

US network Lifetime has released the trailer for their upcoming biopic on the life and untimely death of Hollywood starlet Brittany Murphy.

It's heavy on the melodrama, covering the Clueless star's rise in Hollywood, her battles with substance abuse and an eating disorder, up until her mysterious death in December 2009. Watch The Brittany Murphy Story trailer above.

Grey's Anatomy star Amanda Fuller plays the troubled star… and we must admit, she doesn't look much like Brittany at all. Not to mention the OTT facial expressions — the jury's still out on that one.

However, we'll be interested to see how Lifetime tackles Brittany's tragic death. The autopsy claimed she died of "natural causes", but a recent toxicology report suggested "toxic heavy metal poisoning".

In a further twist to the tragedy, Brittany's husband Simon Monjack died of pneumonia and anemia five months after his wife amid claims he too was poisoned.

The Brittany Murphy Story airs on Lifetime on September 6.

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