Synopsis : A beloved Hollywood starlet known for a number of iconic roles – gone at 32 years old. Unanswered questions, controversial figures, and surrounded by speculation: what really happened to Brittany Murphy? This two-part documentary explores her life beyond headlines, celebrating her legacy and investigating her tragic and untimely death.
“Uptown Girls” and “8 Mile” star Brittany Murphy’s sudden death in 2009 at the age of 32 shocked the movie industry. A new HBO Max documentary, “What heppened, Brittany Murphy?,” will go beyond the headlines to explore her life and death. The two-part series premieres on the streaming platform October 14. Watch the trailer below.
The documentary produced by Blumhouse Television and Pyramid Productions. The film is directed by Cynthia Hill, her most popular work would be 2014 documentary about domestic abuse “Private Violence,” which premiered the same year in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Hill said, “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.”
Murphy’s death was ultimately ruled as an accident as a result of pneumonia and the effects of various drugs she’d consumed. But questions over her sudden passing arose when her husband, Simon Monjack, died a year later due to a combination of pneumonia and anemia.