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article imageCasting for the Anna Nicole Smith movie

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By Kevin Fitzgerald
Aug 26, 2012 in Entertainment
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Los Angeles - The Lifetime television network has announced plans to cast roles for an upcoming movie based on the life of Anna Nicole Smith. The late celebrity died in 2007 of an overdose of prescription drugs.
TMZ obtained a copy of the casting sheet with specific descriptions of each role. Anna herself is described as "a pretty, but plain girl growing up in small town Texas" who "transformed herself though sheer willpower" into the famous Playmate she became. Her late son Danny is described as being a "wry, very cute and intelligent teenager."
Other roles are featured with less flattering descriptions. Howard K. Stern, Anna's longtime friend and attorney, is described as a "lawyer-guy-friend-weirdo." Anna's elderly late husband, J. Howard Marshall, receives a rather bland description stating that he has "skin going gray, head gone bald and liver spots everywhere" ... a "pointlessness" dulls "the glint that used to be in his eyes." E. Piece Marshall, the son of J. Howard Marshall who contested Anna's claim to his late father's wealth, is described as a person who "makes it his decision to DESTROY Anna" and "he viciously vows to dedicate all thirteen of his attorneys to making sure Anna never receives a dime."
There is still no word yet on who is possibly being considered for these roles. One writer at Gawker believes that Lindsay Lohan would be good for the part of Anna, although Lohan's age and physical attributes may not be a perfect fit.
Anna Nicole Smith, who was born Vickie Lynn Hogan, first rose to fame in 1993 when she was named Playboy's Playmate of the Year. She gained a sense of infamy the next year when she married J. Howard Marshall, an 89-year-old billionaire she met while working as an exotic dancer. Following Marshall's death in 1995, Smith began a years' long court battle over a share of his wealth after she claimed that he had promised her half of his money. Shortly after giving birth to her daughter, Dannielynn, and losing son Daniel to a drug overdose, Anna herself succumbed to prescription drugs and passed away on February 7, 2007 at the age of 39.
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