Up-and-comer Agnes Bruckner (“Private Practice”) has been hired to play fallen tabloid siren Anna Nicole Smith in a telemovie for Lifetime.
“The Anna Nicole Smith Story”, produced by Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and Judith Verno, had been searching for the right actress to play the late Smith for a while. While I can’t say I’ve seen her acting enough to judge that, Bruckner definitely has the looks.
Deadline, who broke the news of Bruckner’s anointment to bio-land, said :
the movie is based on the true life story of Vicky Lynn Hogan, a pretty but plain girl growing up in a small Texas town who transforms herself into Anna Nicole Smith – a voluptuous, Marilyn Monroe-esque Playboy pin-up and model. Determined to be noticed, for good or ill, Vicky gets her wish, but it comes at a steep price, both for her and her beloved son, Danny.
Feels like yesterday Smith’s reality series was on the air, don’t it!?