The stars of "Saved By the Bell" aren't the only ones getting the biopic treatment on Lifetime.
The cable network is planning to air "The Brittany Murphy Story," a made-for-TV film chronicling the late actress' rise to fame.
"This is the story of talented young Brittany, her supportive mother Sharon and their determination to turn Brittany into a star in the 1980's and 90's," read a statement from Lifetime.
Following small guest appearances on sitcoms like "Blossom" and "Frasier," Murphy first attracted attention from audiences when she made her film debut in 1995's "Clueless" as the shy new student Tai. Murphy would later follow that up with major roles in other films, including 2001's "Don't Say a Word," 2002's "8 Mile, 2003's "Uptown Girls" and 2005's "Sin City."
Murphy died at 32 in her Los Angeles home on Dec. 20, 2009. A coroner would later rule that her death was caused by acute pneumonia and anemia. Just five months later, Murphy's husband Simon Monjack also died in their home, with medical examiners again attributing his death to pneumonia and anemia. Murphy's mother had been living with the couple prior to their deaths.
The new biopic will portray a 2013 investigation launched by Murphy's estranged father, Angelo Bertolotti, who is convinced that the couple was deliberately murdered by an as-yet-unnamed third party.
"The Brittany Murphy Story" will debut Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime.
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