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Director Claims He Warned Brittany Murphy About Monjack!

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Friend and Factory Girl director George Hickenlooper says that he was alarmed when he found out Brittany Murphy was planning to wed British screenwriter Simon Monjack and even warned the starlet about her soon-to-be husband!

"The last thing I told Brittany is: “Do you know this guy? I mean do you really know him? Do you know what you are doing by marrying him?" said Hickenlooper, who reportedly considered Murphy for the role of Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl over Sienna Miller.

Brittany then "became angry" with the director and claimed she knew Monjack "better than anyone" and hung up on Hickenlooper!


"A few months later I tried to phone her to see if she was alright," the director continued. "…Monjack would not let me speak to her."

The Factory Girl director has had his fair share of trouble with Simon Monjack, stating "Simon Monjack had nothing to do with Factory Girl," even though Murphy's husband has a credit for the film on IMDB!

"He filed a frivolous lawsuit against us. . . making bogus claims that we had stolen his script. He held us literally to hostage and we were forced to settle with him as he held our production over a barrel," he said.


Too bad the movie bombed!

[Image via WENN.]

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22 comments to “Director Claims He Warned Brittany Murphy About Monjack!”

  1. 1

    I don't like Simon Monjack at all.
    There is something REALLY off about him. It took Liam Neeson and Michelle Williams weeks to say anything about the deaths of Natasha Richardson and Heath Ledger, whereas he started speaking out about her death pretty much immediately after. He's not just saying it's a tragedy, but giving seemingly long interview like statements, a lot of the times what he is saying doesn't sound sincere.
    All I'm saying is if he REALLY cared for Brittany he wouldn't be speaking out so damn soon.
    … can't help but wonder if she's never met him how better off (and most likely alive) Brittany would be =(. RIP

  2. 2

    It's California… People get away with everything in California..
    That fucking State is so broke they would rather let people get away with murder to save money….
    No matter who did what I can almost bet my life that NOTHING will be done other than everyone looking like they are doing something.
    Good Job ARNOLD, I guess you have your own hands full trying to keep your own wife from braking the law….

  3. 3

    The movie bombed because Edie Sedgwick was not well-known (just another drug-addled fame-seeker), her story was not all that compelling, Sienna Miller dissed Pittsburgh and people were fed up with her snobbery.

    No one cares; that whole Andy Warhol sect of flighty malcontents and wannabees were dull, dull, dull.

    Sienna Miller is attractive, but not gorgeous by Hollywood standards. Jude Law's expiration date is nigh, as evidence by his expanding bald spot. What a selfish, callous man. I find it hard to embrace either one of these BRITISH actors.

  4. 4

    I am really sorry this happened. I liked her. She would have made a good Edie Sedgewick. But I saw the movie with Sienna Miller and she was very good in it. I don't like this Simon person who married Brittany, but I don't think this director's comments show anything at all except he didn't like the guy. Do we know if this Simon was/is a druggie or an abuser? Did he get her hooked on prescription drugs and cocaine? Is this another situation like Anna Nicole, where it was pretty obvious that sleazy lawyer of hers enabled her and drugged her up?

  5. 5

    It's always the same. Why don't they "warn" people while they are still ALIVE?

  6. 6

    Factory Girl was an amazing movie and I think Brittany Murphy would have been a better choice. She just had more intensity. As for her husband,
    S-H-A-D-Y. I was in an accident and had enouph pain pills to kill a horse. Rather than let them sit at my bedside, my husband hid them and handed them out to me little by little untill I was off of them completely. That's love. Love is NOT letting your spouse continue on the regimine of drugs the poor girl was on.

  7. 7

    If you have a half a brain, just looking at this monjack dude you can tell he is no good. The guy is one shade looking person. But who knows she might still be dead if she did not marry him.

  8. 8

    There is something up with Conjack, he just reeks of "no good". On a side note, is that Sheryl Crow in the background of that pic?

  9. 9

    Haha I loved the movie Factory Girl!!

  10. 10

    Here's the thing about marriage. Our mom sayz that no one EVER knows ANYONE. Even if you live with them for years and years, you still NEVER REALLY KNOW A PERSON inside. Of course, he probably poisoned her. Everyone I know thinks this about him.

  11. 11

    I really really liked Brittany. She was my thinspirastion, beauty icon and I loved her voice. If she found love in that lardass, I don't think anyone has the right to judge that. If he made her happy and stunningly she seemed in love,then fuck all…

  12. 12

    I gotta say this monjack guy was not her husband but more like her handler

  13. 13

    Re: FaeRae_86 – Hi there sweetie good to see you back! Happy Holidays. I will miss Brittany Murphy. Sweet girl RIP!

  14. 14

    hm i didnt know it bombed. i thought it was great. brittany could have played edie very well

  15. 15

    Anyone who is into artsy films and anyone who has ever had an interest in Andy Warhol NEEDS TO SEE THIS FILM. It wasn't widely publicized but it takes an amazing look inside the world of Warhol's factory.

  16. 16

    obviously i don't know anything about these people other than the things i hear and read. I just think they were a very odd couple and he had a lot to get out of the marriage and by being with her. i don't think how soon he speaks of the loss has much to do with anything. I know if i lost someone close to me i wouldn't be afraid to talk about it if asked. on a side note honestly i really love Factory Girl, and I think Brittany Murphy would have been much better in it.

  17. 17

    Anna Nicole Smith and Howard K Stern

  18. @v@ says – reply to this


    If Monjack's lawsuit was so 'frivolous', why did they settle with him? Yeah. Flapping about Simon after he won the suit when his wife has just died makes me really wonder about this guy's intent. Just saying.

  19. @v@ says – reply to this


    Regardless, George, I don't think this is the time.

  20. 20

    Factory Girl rocks! Sienna rocks! Brittany rocks! you suck! fuck off for fuck sake!

  21. 21

    No matter how much you warn a person it is tough to separate them from their enabler(s). At least Brittany only had one (or so we think). When we look at folks like Anna Nicole Smith we see that woman had a veritable troop of enablers which was headed by the slimy Howard K. Stern. In the end it doesn't matter though, it only takes one for someone to be put in jeopardy. It is a bit troubling though, Howard K. Stern was looking for some pipe dream payout from Anna's ludicrous estate claim against the Marshall family….what was Brittany's husband's motivation? Appalling!

  22. 22

    now i love edie sedgwick and andy warhol but that script was a piece of crap no matter who wrote it. that film is painful to sit through. P.S. damn brittanys hair looked hot like that. reminds me of angelina jolie back when she was tough and cool