Future of Betty White’s Latest Film Project Unknown After Unexpected Death

The future of Betty White’s latest film project is now unknown, following the legendary star’s death on New Year’s Eve.

Just weeks before the Golden Girls actress passed away at the age of 99, it was announced that a movie was in the works to honor her 100th birthday.

The late star had planned to invite fans to join her in celebrating her milestone birthday on January 17, filming scenes for a project that was set to hit theaters across the United States.

Titled Betty White: 100 Years Young – A Birthday Celebration, the documentary-style film also features a star-studded lineup – including cameos from Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and James Cordon .

Betty White’s agent confirmed her death saying: ‘Even though Betty was about to turn 100, I thought she would live forever’

It’s unclear if the late star had completed the necessary filming for her latest unfinished project, but the tribute is expected to include clips from her most iconic roles, including her stint as Rose on Golden Girls, her Super commercial. Bowl/Snickers and his role as host on Saturday Night Live.

The documentary-style film also planned to honor the trailblazing actress by looking back on her accomplishments, including her role as the first woman to produce a television show.

After his agent confirmed the news of his death on Friday, it’s unclear if the project will be able to be completed as originally planned.

Betty White
100 Years Young – A birthday celebration was planned to reflect on the late star’s incredible career

Earlier this month, the Golden Girls icon opened up about her excitement at reaching her century on January 17 – revealing plans to have footage from her birthday party feature in the upcoming documentary.

“Who doesn’t love a party?!? This one is going to be awesome!” Betty exclaimed on CNN ahead of the release of herBetty White: 100 Years Young – A Birthday Celebration.

Alongside the footage from the birthday party – which obviously won’t play a part in the feature film anymore – the late star’s unfinished project also planned to take a look at his daily life.

Allen Ludden and Betty White with Morris the Cat at the PATSY AWARDS, on KNXT
Allen Ludden and Betty with Morris the Cat at the PATSY AWARDS, on KNXT

The TV legend’s lifelong commitment to animal rights activism was also to be a big part of the birthday tribute.

Alongside Hollywood legends of yesteryear, like Robert Redford and Clint Eastwood, Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds was set to appear in Betty White: 100 Years Young – A Birthday Celebration.

The day before his sad death on New Years Eve, Ryan joked with the late star – as she Betty joked that the Free Guy actor ‘couldn’t get over it’ despite his crush on Robert.

Betty White
“I heard Ryan can’t get over his thing for me, but Robert Redford is the one,” Betty joked in her latest interview.

Ryan and the late star first met while filming The Proposal with Sandra Bullock in 2009, where Betty played the actor’s sassy grandmother in the hit rom-com.

Minutes after his death was confirmed the following day, Ryan paid tribute to his late friend on Twitter – explaining that even at the age of 99 his death was still too soon.

“The world looks different now. She was good at defying expectations,” the father-of-three tweeted to his 18.5 million followers.

“She managed to get really old and kind of, not old enough. We will miss you, Betty. Now you know the secret.”