HBO Max has ordered a documentary about late actor Brittany Murphy.
The two-part documentary presents an in-depth, intimate character portrait exploring Murphy’s life and career. The series will cover the mysterious circumstances surrounding her tragic death, but go beyond conspiracy theories and headlines. The currently untitled project will feature interviews by those closest to Murphy, as well as new archival footage.
Jennifer O’Connell, EVP of Non-Fiction Programming for HBO Max discussed the upcoming documentary:
“Our Brittany Murphy documentary cuts through the tabloid noise with an elevated, nuanced depiction of a sensational story. Crafting a grounded account of Brittany Murphy’s life struggles and sudden passing comes with great responsibility. We’ve partnered with a masterful creative team to produce a thoughtful examination of a tragedy that has long been cause for speculation,” said O’Connell.
Emmy-nominated director Cynthia Hill will direct the project.
“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. I think it’s important to celebrate Brittany’s talent as we struggle to explain the tragic circumstances of her and Simon [Monjack]’s deaths,” said Hill.
Blumhouse Television produces the docuseries for HBO Max.
“Brittany Murphy was a rising star whose filmography includes movies that defined a generation. We thought her story warrants a deeper exploration, and examination into the environment that allowed her to become a victim of success,” said Mary Lisio of Blumhouse. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with HBO Max, and to collaborate with a director like Cynthia Hill who takes a nuanced approach to complex stories about women and contemporary issues.”
Murphy held notable roles in films like 8 Mile, Uptown Girls, Just Married, Clueless, and Girl, Interrupted. In 2009, she passed away unexpectedly in her home at the age of 32.
Currently, the project doesn’t have a set release date. But check back to THS for more updates.
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Source: HBO Max