Brittany Murphy: Film to Release Years After Her Death

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Brittany Murphy died more than four years ago and now word has come that her final film will soon be released. Something Wicked will premiere first in theaters in Eugene, Oregon on April 4th. The film was actually shot in that location. From there it will head to Seattle and Portland, and then on to theaters in other parts of the country.

The indie film is described as a "hauntingly seductive thriller about obsession and young love gone wrong." In addition to Brittany Murphy, One Tree Hill's Shantel VanSanten and Pretty Little Liars star Julian Morris also star in Something Wicked.

Back in 2010 Shantel VanSanten sang the praises of her late costar.

"She had the most infectious personality and it was really great to work with her," the actress said of Murphy, who died back in December 2009. "I was completely shocked when I found out that she passed away."

Brittany Murphy is said to have died of pneumonia combined with anemia and multiple drug intoxication. In a very bizarre turn of events it was just five months later that her husband Simon Monjack also died of pneumonia and anemia. Just a few months ago Murphy's father Angelo Bertolotti issued a claim saying his daughter had been poisoned. He accused investigators of "failure to conduct toxicology tests on the specimens" of his daughter's hair. The county coroner later dismissed those charges however.

In addition to Something Wicked, Brittany Murphy starred in films including Clueless, Girl, Interrupted, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Don't Say a Word, 8 Mile, Just Married, Uptown Girls, Little Black Book, and Sin City. It will be interesting to see if the late actress has the kind of pull in death that she had in life. Will her fans flock to see her film now that she has been gone for more than four years?

It is always a strange thing when a film is released after an actor in it has passed on. It will likely be very painful for those who were closest to Brittany Murphy.

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.