A new Brittany Murphy documentary is in the works

By Sarah Finnan

March 19, 2021 at 4:18pm


More than a decade after the actress' "mysterious" death, the upcoming documentary will explore the legacy Brittany Murphy left behind.

Celebrity-focused documentaries are having a moment lately. From Biggie Smalls to Michael Jordan to Britney Spears - there's a universal appetite for more on some of the world's most well-known faces and filmmakers are more than happy to meet that demand.

Confirming that there will soon be another title to add to our ever-growing list of things to watch, HBO officials revealed that there's a Brittany Murphy special in the works. Exploring the life and death of the young Hollywood star, the documentary will take the form of a two-part special featuring interviews with some of those closest to the star.

Best known for her roles in films such as Clueless, Just Married and Uptown Girls, the actress passed away back in 2009 at the young age of 32. Now over 10 years on from her tragic death, Jennifer O’Connell, executive vice president of non-fiction and live-action family programming at HBO Max told Variety that the documentary will cut through "the tabloid noise".

"Our Brittany Murphy documentary cuts through the tabloid noise with an elevated, nuanced depiction of a sensational story.

"Crafting a grounded account of Brittany Murphy’s life struggles and sudden passing comes with great responsibility and we’ve partnered with a masterful creative team to produce a thoughtful examination of a tragedy that has long been cause for speculation."


No working title or release date has been confirmed as of yet but the Brittany Murphy documentary is expected to premiere on HBO Max over in the US first.

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