Clueless star’s life has been made into a TV movie

The life of late actress Brittany Murphy has been made into a two-hour film which will air early next month on TV channel Lifetime.

The biopic, entitled The Brittany Murphy Story, will tell the story of the star’s childhood years and her rise to fame, as well as the events surrounding her sudden death almost five years ago.

Actress Amanda Fuller, best known for her role on Grey’s Anatomy, will play the adult Brittany.

Lifetime has not revealed its source information for the script, with speculation mounting that Brittany’s family did not give permission for the story to be told on film. A spokesperson for Brittany’s mother Sharon Murphy said she was not consulted in any way before or during production of the film.

Brittany died from pneumonia and other causes in December 2009, while her husband Simon Monjack passed away five months later as a result of similar health issues.