Brittany Murphy left behind quite a few grief-stricken fans when she died suddenly in 2009, reportedly collapsing in the shower in her home due to a weakened state caused by pneumonia and a mixture of prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Since her death, her father has ordered testing to be done on her blood and hair after finding the details surrounding her death to be suspicious, and last year a report was released showing elevated levels of metals in her system. The same metals were found in her husband Simon’s system when he passed away just five months after her death, and rumors began to circulate that both Brittany and Simon were poisoned. Now, a Lifetime movie about the star’s life looks to be following that train of logic with a new trailer, and Murphy’s father is outraged at how it is presented.
“I am disgusted and outraged that Lifetime decided to produce such a trashy project, defiling the memory of my beautiful, talented daughter, Brittany Murphy. Frankly, I am amazed at their audacity of calling it ‘a true story’ without conducting any research. The Brittany Murphy Story is an affront to everything my daughter was in real life. It’s hideous, unauthorized and completely untrue,” Angelo Bertolotti said.
Bertolotti says that several elements of the story are completely untrue–such as the assertion that he deserted Murphy when she was very young–and isn’t happy with the actress who portrays his daughter, saying she looks nothing like her.
The movie will reportedly delve into her career as well as her tragic death, and will show her rise to fame with the film Clueless.