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Lifetime's Anna Nicole Smith Biopic Gets a Totally 'Psycho' Director

6/13/2014 Tim Kenneally

By Tim Kenneally

'Lifetime's upcoming Anna Nicole Smith biopic might turn out to be gorier than one would expect.

"American Psycho" writer/director Mary Harron has signed on to direct "The Anna Nicole Story," about ill-fated Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith, a representative of Harron's told TheWrap.

Harron, who most recently directed the 2011 Irish-Canadian horror film "The Moth Diaries," also co-wrote and helmed the 2005 biopic "The Notorious Bettie Page," so she has some experience in documenting the lives of pin-up models.

Smith died in 2007 at the age of 39, of combined drug intoxication.

Smith has been the subject of a biographical film before, in the form of 2009's "The Anna Nicole Smith Story," which was released on DVD and starred Willa Ford as the model-turned-tragic reality TV star.

Deadline first reported the news of Harron signing on for "The Anna Nicole Story."

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