Lifetime to air 'The Brittany Murphy Story'

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Nearly five years after her death, Brittany Murphy’s story is getting the small-screen treatment.

EW has confirmed that Lifetime will air The Brittany Murphy Story next month. Starring Amanda Fuller as Murphy and Sherilyn Fenn as Murphy’s mother Sharon, the film follows the young actress’ career, from her breakout role in Clueless to dealing with the attention that comes with being a part of Hollywood.

According to the film’s description, “The relentless rumors and paparazzi coupled with Brittany’s insecurities about her appearance and desperation for approval wreaked havoc in her personal life. Through it all, Sharon remained her grounding force but her enduring love wasn’t enough to save Brittany from the dark side of life in Hollywood.”

The Brittany Murphy Story premieres Saturday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.


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