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Brittany Murphy Biopic is Set to Premiere on Lifetime

Lifetime has snagged another celebrity biopic, and this one is coming out sooner than expected! The network has just announced that a film about the late actress Brittany Murphy will premiere this fall.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, he two-hour film will cover Brittany’s childhood, how she got started acting, and her untimely and sad passing. The actress died in December 2009 at the age of 32 of pneumonia as ruled by the coroner. Her husband Simon Monjack died just five months later.

This biopic is the first to be made about the actress. Last Man Standing actress Amanda Fuller will play Brittany while Ray Donovan star Sherilyn Fenn will star as Sharon Murphy, Brittany’s mom. The Brittany Murphy Story will premiere on Sept. 6 on Lifetime.

I’m always interested to see biopics that detail a celeb’s life. It’s always captivating to watch how a famous person rose to stardom, and the ups and downs of that life. I’m hoping that Lifetime does it justice.

Images via Dani Abramowicz/FilmMagic; JB Lacroix/WireImage.com

Bobbi Kristina Slams Angela Bassett Over Whitney Houston Biopic

Lifetime is filming the upcoming biopic about Whitney Houston, but her daughter Bobbi Kristina is NOT feeling it! Whitney’s daughter tweeted her anger about the project, slamming Angela Bassett, who will serve as director, in the process!

Angela gave an interview recently about the film to Entertainment Weekly, discussing why she didn’t cast Bobbi in the role. “I did not think about casting her. And probably for a number of reasons, you know. One being that she’s not an actress. I know she’s acted here and there. I know she’s been on their family’s reality show, but she’s not an actress and acting is a craft,” she explained. “It’s an attempt to illuminate the complexities of human behavior and life. And this is a very fast-paced schedule; we have just 21 days to tell this story. It’s more than just saying lines and turning the light on. You have to drive the story—there’s a technical aspect.”

Well, of course, Bobbi didn’t take that lying down! The 21-year-old tweeted, “Ha MsAng “bassketcase” has such a damn nerve my lord, at least the world doesn’t mistake me for the wrong sex…she has some #XtraEquipment.” She alos added, “When I win my first Grammy or Oscar, *Shrugs* hmm whichever comes 1st, I’ll be sure 2shout URname out b-tch! Hah UrTestResults = Male. Lmao.”

It was announced earlier in the month thatformer America’s Next Top Model contestant Yaya DeCosta would play Whitney. Unlike Bobbi, Yaya has real acting experience, working as a child actor, and also appearing on All My Children as well as Ugly Betty. The model has also been in hit films such as Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Tron: Legacy.

Bobbi Kristina is coming off really, REALLY bitter. Yes, I understand that your mother wanted you to play her, but baby girl, you have relatively NO acting experience! I’ve seen you in a few episodes of Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married, and that’s it. That small little role hardly warrants you starring in a movie, even if it is in the role of your mother. If you’re really serious about acting, take some classes, build up your experience, and maybe you can make it. I’m mad she tried going in on Angela Bassett like that!

Image via Christopher Polk/Kevin Winter/Getty Images