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Ex-Playboy model to star in Anna Nicole Smith film

Singer, dancer and one-time Playboy magazine model Willa Ford will star as the late Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith in a biographical film about the billionaire's widow that starts shooting next week.

A publicist for Ford, best known for her hit single "I Wanna Be Bad" and a stint on the ABC television show Dancing with the Stars, confirmed a report in Wednesday's Daily Variety that she was signed to play the title role in the film, Anna Nicole.

Like Smith, who sprang to fame as a model for the Guess? fashion line and as Playboy's Playmate of the Year, Ford once posed nude for the men's magazine.

Variety said the independently produced movie would cover Smith's life from the age of 17 until her Feb. 8 death in Florida from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs, five months after giving birth to a baby girl, Dannielynn.

A dispute over the baby's paternity was settled Tuesday when a court in the Bahamas released DNA test results showing that Smith's former boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, was the child's father.

The baby could one day be worth millions if Smith's estate wins a decade-long battle to inherit a fortune from the late oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall. He married Smith when she was 26 and he was 89. Marshall died 14 months later.

Ford, 26, a Florida native, began singing at age 8 in a children's choir and released her first album, "Willa Was Here," in 2001, billing herself as the "bad girl of pop."

In addition to the Anna Nicole film in the works, a book titled "Train Wreck: The Life and Death of Anna Nicole Smith," written by Smith's half-sister, Donna Hogan, is due to hit bookstores this week.

Appearing on CBS' The Early Show this week to promote the book, Hogan was asked why she chose "Train Wreck" for the title.

"I guess because that's what the media kept typecasting her as...and the more I saw her toward the end of her career, that's what she basically looked like," Hogan said. "I felt really bad for her."

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Atleast Willa Ford is good looking only reason I would even watch it, but then again I will not either way :)
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I lol'd at most of these comments :)
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Wow, some of you people are heartless. If you aren't interested in seeing a movie about Anna then don't watch it. I don't understand people complaining when a certain movie gets made.. like they are twisting your arm to make you see it. For the person who said,

"Who cares... Like a movie about a fat stripper is going to be good... It'll rank up there with the yet to be made Roseanne Barr story... Or Kirsty Alley. Who else is fat and I wish was dead?". You seriously are sick and need help.
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Well said.. I honestly don't understand why she is getting the A list treatment from Entertainment tonight and other shows alike
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who the heck cares???



i don't idolize her.

none of my friends idolize her.

my partnts dont idolize her.

my parent's friends don't idolize her.

no one i know of idolizes her.

she is a perfeshional slut, who killed herself on drugs. and the media wan't us to idolize her!?!?!?
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Willa Ford? She's ok her songs is cool.
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wondered how long it would take lol
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Who cares... Like a movie about a fat stripper is going to be good... It'll rank up there with the yet to be made Roseanne Barr story... Or Kirsty Alley. Who else is fat and I wish was dead?
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Oy vey.

I do like Willa though.
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It's so
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Say it aint so.
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Oh, goodie. An Anne Nicole Smith movie.



I smell an Oscar.
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Who is Willa Ford? Never heard of her.
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new it would not talk long for the movie
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Sorry Anna...Breast in Peace.
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