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Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds documentary Bright Lights brought forward following deaths

The "intimate" look at the recently deceased mother and daughter will air on HBO

Published: Saturday, 31st December 2016 at 10:46 am

HBO movie Bright Lights, a documentary exploring the relationship between Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, will debut sooner than expected following their deaths.


Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens' 95-minute film - which screened at Cannes in May - will be shown on January 7th, HBO announced.

According to the film’s synopsis, the movie is a story of the mother and daughter’s “complicated love” through an “intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty in all its eccentricity.”

“Carrie wanted to make Bright Lights for Debbie and Debbie wanted to make it for Carrie,” HBO’s president of documentaries Sheila Nevins told Variety.

“If this was a Hollywood script, no one would believe it. They just loved each other so much. The bond was just unbreakable.”

Carrie Fisher – best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars saga – died on Tuesday aged 60, four days after suffering a heart attack during a book tour.


Her mother Debbie Reynolds – star of classic 1952 musical Singing In The Rain – died aged 84 one day after her daughter. The two are likely to have a joint funeral.


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