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"What Happened, Brittany Murphy" Doc Debuts Official Trailer


Whatever you thought of her as an actress, the 2009 death of Brittany Murphy is still one of the more shocking deaths in Hollywood. Initially ruled an accident as a result of pneumonia and the effects of over-the-counter drugs she'd consumed, her husband, Simon Monjack, also died a year later of pneumonia (combined with anemia). A strange coincidence and one that prompted documentary filmmaker, Emmy nominee Cynthia Hill, to do a new two-part documentary on HBO Max that explores Murphy's life and death. Titled What Happened, Brittany Murphy? , the synopsis is as follows:

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.

Jennifer O’Connell, executive vice president of live-action family programming at HBO Max, had this to say on the project:

“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." said Jennifer O’Connell, executive vice president of live-action family programming at HBO Max.

Today, the official trailer for the documentary has been released. Check it out below:

What Happened, Brittany Murphy? will premiere on HBO Max on October14th.

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