'Adrienne': 5 things to know about HBO Max documentary on Adrienne Shelly

HBO brings to screens an emotional journey into the life and legacy of 'Waitress' writer and director Adrienne Shelly

                            'Adrienne': 5 things to know about HBO Max documentary on Adrienne Shelly
Adrienne Shelly from the documentary 'Adrienne' (HBO)

HBO Max is set to drop an emotional new watch that explores the legacy of the beloved actress, writer, and director Adrienne Shelly who the world lost all too soon. Many stories about her were left unsaid with the documentary set to delve into those unheard stories and serve them to audiences.

Adrienne Shelly was a gifted filmmaker who was lost to murder and left a hole that was hard to fill. Her untimely demise will be explored in the new HBO documentary which will showcase her life, her loved ones, her work, and the joy she brought to those around her before the grief that was to come. The docu-film is brought by her husband and is an ode to his beloved wife. Read on to know everything about the upcoming HBO release.


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When is 'Adrienne' releasing and where to watch it

'Adrienne' is set to release on December 1, 2021, at 8 pm ET. You can watch it on HBO and HBO Max.

What is 'Adrienne' about

The HBO original documentary will be about the life and legacy of actress, director, and screenwriter Adrienne Shelly. Shelly, whose life was cut short when she was murdered by a construction worker in 2006, will be remembered in the documentary by her husband Andy Ostroy. Through the documentary, Ostroy will also bring his late wife back again and explore the truth behind her murder. 'Adrienne' will feature clips of the late filmmaker who had much to achieve with her family and those near and dear to appear as well.

Who will be seen in the HBO Max documentary

Adrienne Shelly

Adrienne Shelly was an actress, film director, and screenwriter who became known for roles in independent films like 'The Unbelievable Truth' and 'Trust'. Her movie 'Waitress' which she wrote, directed, and co-starred in was her last work before she was killed. An iconic and well ahead of her time artist, she is fondly remembered by those who worked with her in their lifetime. 

Adrienne Shelly from the documentary 'Adrienne' (HBO)


The documentary will also showcase her husband Andy Ostroy, and her daughter Sophie. It will also include interviews with those who were close to the actress which includes Paul Rudd, Keri Russell, Cheryl Hines, Nathan Fillion, Lew Temple, Jessie Mueller, Jeremy Sisto, Hal Hartley, and singer/composer Sara Bareilles as shown in the trailer.


The HBO Max documentary will be helmed by Adrienne Shelly's husband, director Andy Ostroy. He will also be narrating the documentary.


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