Hollywood has had a long time love affair with the infamous Anna Nicole Smith and it looks set to continue with the announcement that Agnes Brucker has been cast in the lead role in Lifetime’s ‘The Anna Nicole Smith Story’.

The biopic, written by John Rice and Joe Batteer, tells the tragic story of small town girl Vicky Lynn Hogan as she transforms herself into the glamorous Guess model and Playboy centrefold Anna Nicole Smith before her untimely death in 2007. Executive producers for the project include Craig Zadan, NeilMeron (Storyline Entertainment) and Judith Verno (Sony Pictures TV).

Brucker has most recently been seen in ‘The Baytown Outlaws’ alongside Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria, and also has a role in recent IFC Midnight purchase ‘Breaking The Girl’. She is currently shooting indie features ‘A Bit of Bad Luck’ and ‘Wrong Cops’ and it is expected work on Anna Nicole will begins soon after those projects wrap.