Brooke Warne has slammed plans to push ahead with a telemovie about her father Shane’s life.
The eldest daughter of the iconic cricket legend hit out on Instagram on Wednesday night in response to the film being discussed on Melbourne radio station 3AW.
Friends and family members close to the Aussie cricketing great have reportedly been unimpressed with Channel 9 since it was confirmed in July the network is producing an unauthorised biopic about the 52-year-old’s life.
Brooke, 24, torched the ongoing plans when the sensitivity of the telemovie was questioned in a conversation between Nine presenter Jo Hall and radio personality Dee Dee Dunleavy.
Warne wrote on her Instagram stories: “Do any of you have any respect for Dad? Or his family? Who did so much for Channel 9 and now you want to dramatise his life and our families (sic) life 6 months after he passed away? You are beyond disrespectful.”
It was reported earlier this year pre-production for the two-part movie, which has been slated for a 2023 airdate, was up and running within three weeks of his death.
The Herald Sunreports casting for the series has begun in Sydney and a final decision has been made on which actor will portray Warne in the series.
“He’s only been dead for a couple of months and for them to turn this around and think about doing some sensational thing, well they should be ashamed of themselves,” Warner’s long-time manager James Erskine told The Herald Sun at the time.
“I will be writing to Peter Costello because he is their chairman and saying, please explain.
“Why would Nine even go there? It’s a disgrace and I will certainly be making my voice heard.”
Following his retirement in 2007, Warne worked as a Channel 9 commentator before the cricket’s broadcast rights were purchased by Channel 7 and Foxtel in 2018.
Earlier this year, Amazon Prime released documentary film Shane, which explored the cricketer’s feats on the field and scandals off it.
In March, the sporting world was left distraught after Warne died in Thailand of a heart attack, aged 52.
The MCG’s Great Southern Stand was officially renamed in his honour, with the iconic Melbourne venue hosting his public memorial in late March.
Originally published as Brooke Warne slams ‘beyond disrespectful’ television move