Abbie Cornish to play Anna Nicole Smith in upcoming biopic Belief Me, I’m A Physician

Australian actress Abbie Cornish has slipped into the very well-known sneakers of Anna Nicole Smith, enjoying the late Playboy Playmate within the upcoming function movie, Belief Me, I’m A Physician.

Cornish, who grew up within the Hunter Area of NSW, gave viewers a primary look of her in character as she filmed in Toronto on Might 2.

Within the scene, the 41-year-old recreated Smith’s look on the 2005 Satisfaction Parade in West Hollywood, California – full with a silver cut-out costume and colored beads.

“Taking part in Anna Nicole Smith is such a dream,” she stated in a press release by way of Deadline this week, when the movie was introduced.

“I’m honoured to have been chosen by our wonderful producers and proficient author/director, Thane Economou. And I’m so excited to work with our unimaginable forged and crew. I’m blessed to face alongside the charismatic and gifted [co-star] Kal Penn and inform the story of this second in historical past.

“There are such a lot of layers and chapters to Anna’s life story that I stay up for embodying on display with all of my coronary heart and soul. Actually grateful.”

Belief Me, I’m a Physician is predicated on the memoir of Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, a LA-based doctor who was implicated within the loss of life of Smith from an unintentional overdose in 2007, aged simply 39.

The movie is about within the early 2000s on the top of Smith’s fame and journal tabloid tradition, and it’s informed by means of the attitude of Dr. Kapoor (performed by Penn), who discovered himself within the highlight following her loss of life.

Dr Kapoor medical profession got here to a standstill in 2009 when he and Smith’s psychiatrist, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, had been charged for allegedly offering extreme prescribed drugs to the previous mannequin.

Nevertheless, a jury acquitted the pair in 2010 as a result of there wasn’t sufficient proof to convict.

Becoming a member of Cornish within the movie is The Terminator actress Linda Hamilton, who will play Dr. Kapoor’s lawyer Ellyn Garafalo, and Penn, who’s finest identified for his function in Harold & Kumar.

“Everyone knows the tragic story of the enduring Anna Nicole Smith, however only a few of us – myself included – knew a lot about her younger physician: flamboyant, old skool, blurring the strains between affected person and acquaintance, and finally arrested and charged following her loss of life,” Penn stated in a press release to Deadline.

“It’s a wild story dropped at life in an particularly super script.”

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