Brittany Murphy’s Father Threatens to Sue Lifetime for Biopic Film of Daughter

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There’s a chance that fans will not get the opportunity to see the Lifetime biopic of the late actress, Brittany Murphy.

Sources have indicated that the actress’ father, Angelo Bertolotti, is furious over the network’s decision to release a film of his daughter and is threatening to take legal action.

News of the upcoming TV movie was released Wednesday, revealing that 29-year-old actress Amanda Fuller would be playing the role of the Uptown Girls star.

According to Murphy’s father, he was not notified of the network’s decision to produce The Brittany Murphy Story and had not given the rights for Lifetime to do so.

“Lifetime has not been authorized to produce the true story of Brittany Murphy,” Angelo told Radar.

Angelo has been known to doubt the cause of his daughter’s death, insinuating that foul play was involved and even ordering a new toxicology report to be administered.

“I should have been consulted,” Angelo continued.

“I intend to litigate Lifetime in a court of law.”

According to reports Murphy’s mother, Sharon Murphy, had as well not been notified of the biopic movie nor had any ties to the production of the film.

Brittany Murphy was found dead in her bathroom on December 20, 2009 due to complications resulting from pneumonia, drug intoxication, and anemia. Her husband, Simon Monjack, passed away five months later due to similar complications.

The bubbly actress was just 32.

The TV movie is scheduled to premiere September 6 and is set to follow Murphy’s life in the entertainment industry and her relationship with her mother. It as well will touch on the  speculations surrounding her cause of death.

Written by Merema Leures

Hi, my name is Merema. If learning about pop culture was a degree I could've studied when I decided to take on a three-year course at college, I would've probably had the highest grades in my class. But instead, I settled for a BA in Film and a Master's in Filmmaking.

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