Brittany Murphy’s final film has completed production, three years after the actress’ death.
According to USA Today, Merchant Films announced that the psychological thriller “Something Wicked,” completed its post-production work this week and is now looking for a distributor.
The company’s statement revealed that filming had concluded months prior to Murphy’s death, but issues surrounding her passing delayed final production.
The actress died Dec. 20, 2009 of cardiac arrest due to pneumonia, iron deficiency and multiple drug intoxication at her home in Hollywood Hills, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Directed by Darin Scott, “Something Wicked” stars Shantel VanStanten, John Robinson, and Julian Morris and is described as a film about "obsession and young love gone wrong."
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A press release describes Murphy as the “moral center,” of the film, which Yahoo! Movies suggests means that she probably does not make it through to the end.
But producer and screenwriter, Joe Colleran praises Murphy’s performance.
"Brittany pulled off one of the spookiest scenes in the movie," he said in a statement.
"There's an important scene where her character is unraveling and she spent a long time getting ready and focused and went for it. Personally, I think it's one of the best scenes of her career."
Murphy is known for such films as “Clueless,” “Girl, Interrupted,” “8 Mile,” and “Just Married.”
She was 32 at the time of her death.