Trailer for documentary on Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Publish Date
Thursday, 5 January 2017, 9:16AM

The first trailer for Bright Lights - the documentary starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds - has debuted, and you're going to need a tissue.

The documentary was set to debut on HBO in March after being filmed in 2015, but following the sudden death of the two stars in December, it's been moved forward to premiere this weekend.

Bright Lights examines the previously troubled relationship between the mother and daughter as Fisher prepares to shoot Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Reynolds prepares for a tour.

Here in New Zealand, SoHo has followed HBO's lead and will premiere Bright Lights Monday at 7pm. It is directed by Fisher Stevens, who won an Oscar for the 2010 documentary The Cove.

Carrie Fisher died on December 28, 2016 and Debbie Reynolds passed away the next day following a stroke.

- NZ Herald