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Lifetime’s ‘The Anna Nicole Smith’ story to be shot in Atlanta Oct. 15 to Nov. 9

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 20: Actress Agnes Bruckner attends night 1 of Chefdance on January 20, 2012 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Chefdance)

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 20: Actress Agnes Bruckner attends night 1 of Chefdance on January 20, 2012 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Chefdance)

Anna Nicole Smith has been dead for five years but she left an indelible mark on the pop culture landscape. So Lifetime is doing a movie of the week about her under the working title “The Anna Nicole Smith Story,” to be shot in Atlanta from Oct. 15 to Nov. 9, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

Actress Agnes Bruckner (”Private Practice,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”) has been cast to play Smith, according to Deadline.com.

Smith, a former Playboy Playmate, became a newsworthy after she married an 89-year-old oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall who was 63 years her elder. After he died, his family fought her over the inheritance for years. She briefly had an E! reality show but in 2007, died of what was deemed a drug overdose at age 39.

Anna Nicole Smith. CREDIT: AP

Anna Nicole Smith. CREDIT: AP

Virginia Madsen (”Sideways”) will play Anna’s mom. Martin Landau (”Crimes and Misdemeanors”) will play the oil tycoon who weds Smith.

A straight-to-DVD film about Smith’s life was released in 2009 starring Willa Ford as Smith.

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16 comments Add your comment

penn

October 12th, 2012
12:25 pm

Sorry but that lady should not have been chosen to play Anna. No where near the beauty she was, Even with blond hair does not compare or resemble. BOO!

Geez Louise!

October 12th, 2012
12:30 pm

Seriously? Smith was bloated, blithering, pill-popping trailer trash in her final years. That’s a bad picture of Bruckner…typically a lot more attractive that this pic.

ah

October 12th, 2012
1:19 pm

nobody normal, decent whould want to play drug addicted floozie “AnnaNicole”. Ms. Bruckner made a very bad career move. Anna Nicole hurt every person around her; they died or were hurt financially, emotionally or ended up in prison. She was jinx.

zeldazonk

October 12th, 2012
2:22 pm

From the pics I have seen, not nearly pretty enough to play Anna whereas Virginia Madsen is WAY too pretty to play her mom. Hope this is better than the abortion that was the 09 movie. Anna’s life was like a shakespearean tragedy. She was a wonderful woman and deserves to have her story told right!

Nacos

October 12th, 2012
4:41 pm

c’mon rodney. admit you wanted to motorboat her teeeots

Get Real

October 12th, 2012
4:47 pm

This is not a bad career choice by Ms. Bruckner. She is simply playing a role, portraying a character. How did ANS get to be the person she became? What does her popularity say about our Western Culture? What did her legal fight w/ the family of her deceased husband tell us about our legal system and how we view money? Would you have us ban all movies about contorversial or badx individuals? Would you ban all contorverisal or bad characters? You could not tell even a bibliical story if you did such nonesense (ie, Deliliah would be a bad career move as would Pontius Pilot).

Get Real

October 12th, 2012
6:25 pm

I meant Pontus Pilate

missnadine

October 12th, 2012
10:42 pm

when she started out, I thought she was beautiful. She was the opposite of the really thin model, and she did great during the peak of Guess jeans. At that time here were not many models that had the whole hourglass thing ging on. I have seen a couple of shows about her (True Hollywood Story and others), and she was gorgeous before the drugs/alcohol got to her. I think she had some really crappy people around her, and I guess she was not strong enough to do without them. Her daughtter is beautiful too, and I always liked the kid’s dad Larry.

Caesar Augustus

October 13th, 2012
8:55 am

You were right the first time Nimrod. It’s “Pontius”

just sayin

October 13th, 2012
11:02 am

What’s the big deal? Nobody will watch it anyway.
She, Larry, and and Howard were all white trash

sad story

October 13th, 2012
11:05 am

we all know anna nicole was talentless degenerate, parasite who wanted money without work. what she did to marshall family was criminal. i’m glad she did not get anything. larry birkhead, gay man who was chosen to be baby’s dad constantly exploits her kid in tabloids. i don’t think there will be happy end for anna’s daughter. she will end up dead; drugs, crime, etc.

WillnAtlanta

October 13th, 2012
3:59 pm

We miss you Anna Nicole, you were precious

WillnAtlanta

October 13th, 2012
4:01 pm

Some of you said “she didn’t want to work”. Just google ” Anna Nicole Guess Model”, you’ll see she was a successful working model. Don’t speak ill of the dead.

Rock and Roll

October 13th, 2012
4:35 pm

The strippers in Atlanta look way better than her and are more intelligent and classy!

down chick

October 15th, 2012
2:20 pm

rock and roll your lame for that go up

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