Brittany Murphy died tragically in 2009 when she collapsed in the shower due to a combination of pneumonia and prescription drugs. She is missed by many, especially her friends and family.
Because her death was considered to be suspicious, her father, Angelo Bertolotti, ordered testing to be done on her blood and hair. Last year, the findings were released and elevated levels of metals were found to be in her system.
The very same metals were also found in the system of her husband, Simon, after he passed away just five months later.
Obviously, due to the untimely deaths of the married couple, rumors began to surface suggesting they had been poisoned.
It goes without saying that someone was going to latch on to the idea of making a movie about the death of Brittany Murphy, and indeed they did. Lifetime already started work on the movie and presented a trailer which has been wholly condemned by Bertolotti.
To give you an idea of the bereaved father’s degree of outrage, this is what he told reporters recently about the forthcoming movie about his daughter:
“I am disgusted and outraged that Lifetime decided to produce such a trashy project, defiling the memory of my beautiful, talented daughter, Brittany Murphy. Frankly, I am amazed at their audacity of calling it ‘a true story’ without conducting any research. The Brittany Murphy Story is an affront to everything my daughter was in real life. It’s hideous, unauthorized and completely untrue.”
He alleges that many elements of the story portrayed by Lifetime are untrue, such as the suggestion that he deserted his daughter when she was young. He also noted that the actress chosen to play Britanny Murphy bore no resemblance to his late daughter.
Bertolotti continued, “Amanda Fuller, the girl playing Brittany, looks absolutely nothing like her. Everyone looks ridiculous in their bad wigs and the dialogue is nauseating.”
Apart from that, the movie received a barrage of criticism from numerous reviewers, with TV Guide saying the film, “looks bad, even by Lifetime standards.” Vulture added that the movie looked “God-awful.”