Netflix are set to bring a revelatory feature-length documentary about Anna Nicole Smith to their service. The film will feature never before seen footage of the iconic Playboy and Guess jeans model, who blazed a trail through the 90s before her tragic death at the age of 39.
The unseen footage is from an unreleased documentary of an enchanting, unguarded young Anna Nicole on the verge of global stardom, offering a unique glimpse into her life out of the spotlight, and her dreams as a young mother. The documentary, directed by Ursula Macfarlane (“The Lost Sons”, “Untouchable”), aims to bring surprising revelations to the story of an icon with testimony from those who knew Anna Nicole best when the cameras weren’t rolling – many of whom have never shared their full story until now.
I approached Anna Nicole’s story as an epic mystery tale. How did someone with so much charisma and jaw-dropping beauty, with the world at her feet, fall so far, so quickly? Now feels like the right time to re-examine the life of yet another beautiful young woman whose life has been picked over and ultimately destroyed by our culture. I am thrilled to work with Netflix and Propagate to make a moving, unflinching and sensitive portrayal of one of the most misunderstood women of our time.
– Ursula Macfarlane