HBO Max has ordered a two-part documentary about late actor Brittany Murphy to be directed by Emmy(R)-nominated Cynthia Hill (“Private Violence”), exploring the life and career and mysterious circumstances surrounding the tragic death of 90’s actress and rising star.
The series will go beyond the conspiracy theories and headlines, featuring new interviews by those closest to Brittany and new archival footage.
Cynthia Hill (director) commented “I agreed to do this film because I think it’s a shame that Brittany’s promising life and career has been eclipsed by the circumstances of her death. I think it’s important to celebrate Brittany’s talent as we struggle to explain the tragic circumstances of her and Simon’s deaths.”
Jennifer O’Connell (executive vice president, Non-Fiction and Live-Action Family Programming, HBO Max) commented “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.”