A report from Variety this weekend revealed that HBO Max has given the green light to a documentary about the Ignorant alum, Brittany Murphy, who tragically died suddenly when she was only 32 years old in 2009.
She has appeared in a number of cult classics, including Ignorant, which has gone down in history as one of the greatest teen movies of all time, Sin City, 8 Mile, King of the Hill, next to the movie, SpunWhen Brittany died in 2009, the death of the star took many by surprise.
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Variety says the two-part series will come from Blumhouse Television in addition to Pyramid Productions. According to Variety, Brittany’s death was written off as an accident due to pneumonia and prescription drugs, but her husband’s death a year later sparked additional controversy.
In fact, there is a subgroup of people on the Internet who devote entire websites and forums to talking about Murphy’s legacy, her death, and who could be the cause, assuming there was some really foul play involved.
One of the executives who worked on the film said it was “a shame” how the circumstances surrounding her death have since eclipsed her talent as an actress. Hill went on to say that it is crucial that people celebrate the good things in her life and not the bad ones.
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As mentioned above, Brittany appeared in some of the most acclaimed films of all time during her short career, including the aforementioned Clueless, Sin City, Girl Interrupted, Happy Feet, 8 Mile, and Spun, to name a few.
Brittany is known for her ability to portray a certain kind of character. Tragically, Brittany died around the same time as Heath Ledger (about a year later), another star who was in the midst of his career at the time of his death.
Heath received posthumous awards, including the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the Joker in The dark knight, the second part of Christopher Nolan’s three-part series. Brittany Murphy is also known and respected for her role in the film opposite Angelina Jolie, Girl Interrupted, which earned Jolie an Academy Award for Best Actress.