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.

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