Lifetime's biopic about Brittany Murphy hasn't even aired yet (set your DVR for September 6!) but is already under fire from Murphy's father, Angelo Bertolotti.
Slamming the project in a recent interview, Bertolotti called the casting "atrocious" and disputed the validity of ... well, anything teased in the below trailer:
"I am disgusted and outraged that Lifetime decided to produce such a trashy project, defiling the memory of my beautiful, talented daughter," he said.
"The Brittany Murphy Story is absolutely an affront to everything my daughter was in real life. It's hideous, unauthorized and completely untrue."
"Amanda Fuller, the girl playing Brittany, looks nothing like her," Bertolotti added, and he's been Tweeting and re-Tweeting up a storm this week as well.
Some of his choice Twitter comments:
- .@lifetimetv UGH. Embarrassed just watching this.
- Cringing for #brittanymurphy
- .@lifetimetv This is not what happened at all.
- Not even close.
Evenby Lifetime standards, this project has been almost universally met with disdain. TV Guide even wrote that it "takes low budget to a new level."
A talented and accomplished actress, Brittany Murphy died in 2009 in one of the more shocking and mysterious celebrity deaths in recent memory.