Cultural icon Anna nicole smith finally gets his due. Variety Netflix is reporting that Netflix is bringing the story of the Playboy model and reality TV star to the fore in a new feature documentary, which does not yet have a name. Planning to use unreleased clips unearthed in an unreleased documentary, the feature film, which is still in production, will revolve around a young version of the pop icon as she falters towards global recognition and juggles with maternal duties.
The film comes to us during the empowerment movement in which our culture as a whole takes stock and apologizes for the way stars such as Britney spears and Janet Jackson have been processed. The documentary will follow in Smith’s footsteps, who unfortunately won’t be around to shed new light on her story after she passed away at the age of 39 in 2007.
Smith, born under the name Vickie Lynn Hogan, first gained public attention as a Playboy Playmate and Guess model. The world will soon turn on Smith when she comes into a relationship with an 89-year-old oil mogul, J. Howard Marshall II, whom she married shortly after. The relationship fully thrown Smith into the limelight, which turned out to be a dark and terrible place as she and her marriage became selling points for the tabloids, including stories about the long drawn-out legal war. on her late husband’s estate, drug use, and the tragic and precocious death of her son.
Smith also became one of the first faces of the reality TV boom when she won her own E! series, The Anna Nicole show in the early 2000s. Smith’s life came to an unhappy and untimely end when she died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs in a Florida hotel room.
Making the film is Ursula macfarlane who is best known for her two documentaries, The lost sons, and Untouchable. Eager to sit in the director’s chair, Macfarlane said she “approached Anna Nicole’s story as an epic and mysterious tale,” adding that she was seeking to understand why a person who had so many ” breathtaking charisma and beauty “could suddenly crash from the public eye. Macfarlane added: “Now is a good time to reexamine the life of another beautiful young woman whose life has been taken over and ultimately destroyed by our culture.”
Alexandra lacey is about to produce the film with Caryn Capotosto, and Propagate Ben silverman, Howard T. Owens, and Jonathan schaerf as executive producers.
The documentary is still in production. Stay tuned to Collider for more information on this feature.
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