Gina Rinehart can watch bioflick before it airs

Australian supreme court has granted permission to Gina Rinehart, Australian iron ore magnate, to watch episode two of the telemovie based on her life before it shown in wide release.

Rinehart made the request in court arguing that the documentary could be inaccurate and defamatory.

The two-part drama had its first airing last week. The final installment is set for Sunday. Rinehart's lawyers can make an appeal to stop broadcast with a hearing set the day before the broadcast.

The House of Hancock, being produced by Channel Nine, dramatizes a tumultuous string of romantic relationships within Rinehart's family.

"The epic story of the Hancock dynasty and the bizarre relationship between mining tycoon Lang Hancock, his daughter Gina Rinehart and the beautiful Filipina housekeeper Rose Lacson," is the description on the Channel Nine web page.

The movie stars Mandy McElhinney as Gina Rinehart and Sam Neill as Lang Hancock.