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Lifetime to Fulfill Its Mission With Brittany Murphy Biopic

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Lifetime, the network responsible for such hits as "Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?," is shooting a Brittany Murphy biopic. "The Brittany Murphy Story" will premier on small screens September 6. That's remarkably fast considering we're still waiting on "Aaliyah: Princess of R&B" and "Whitney Houston."

The Hollywood Reporter confirms that actress Amanda Fuller of TV show "Last Man Standing" was cast to play Murphy in the two-hour-long television event. The movie will "recount the story of Brittany Murphy's younger years, including her mother's efforts to turn her talented daughter into a star in the 1980s and '90s, and then leads up to her death. It will also touch on the aftermath, when her mother dealt with claims that her daughter's death was not accidental." Murphy's mother is not involved in the production.
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