After a lengthy search, Agnes Bruckner (Private Practice) has been cast to play Anna Nicole Smith in Lifetime’s original movie The Anna Nicole Story, executive produced by Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and Judith Verno.

Written by John Rice and Joe Batteer, the movie is based on the true life story of Vicky Lynn Hogan, a pretty but plain girl growing up in a small Texas town who transforms herself into Anna Nicole Smith – a voluptuous, Marilyn Monroe-esque Playboy pin-up and model. Determined to be noticed, for good or ill, Vicky gets her wish, but it comes at a steep price, both for her and her beloved son, Danny. The Anna Nicole Smith Story is produced by Sony Pictures TV and Zadan and Meron’s Storyline Entertainment. Bruckner, repped ny APA and manager Oren Segal, recently completed indies A Bit of Bad Luck and Wrong Cops. She will next be seen in The Baytown Outlaws opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria.