The film was reportedly made without the consent and cooperation of Brittany’s mother Shannon, with whom the actress lived at the time of her death.
Amanda Fuller (L) will play the late Brittany Murphy (R). Photos:Splash News Online/AKM-GSI
The movie follows Murphy’s early attempt to break into showbiz, her mother’s potentially aggressive determination to make her daughter a star, and the bombshell claims made by her father, Angelo Bertolotti.
Bertolotti maintained that his daughter had a large amount of metals in her system at the time of her death, leading him to believe that she had been poisoned.
Sharon Murphy refuted the claims, saying “We will never know for sure. However, we do know the Los Angeles County Coroner did extensive tests and found that she died of natural causes. And now she is a real living angel in heaven.”
The Brittany Murphy Story premieres September 6th on Lifetime.