DVD rental company Redbox is scrambling to remove promotional posters of Brittany Murphy’s recent movie Deadline. The poster depicts a sallow-looking Murphy slouching in a bathtub, and looking, well, lifeless.
Redbox operates DVD kiosks around the country, and a company rep tells TMZ that beginning today, field teams are removing the Deadline box art from the kiosk displays. Unfortunately, the officials say it will take 7 - 10 days to remove the image from the 19,000 kiosks nationwide.
The Deadline distribution company will also be changing out the DVD covers. It’s so sad that this is one of the last movies she’ll be remembered by.
According to People, Murphy was also the star of another disturbing movie this past summer called Abandoned. In the film she plays a woman who believes her husband has vanished and is fighting not only to find him but to counter threats to her own life and sanity.
Director Michael Feifer tells People, "Brittany was a pro, “When she needed to turn it on, she just threw a switch and she was on. She didn't have to be all method. There was a moment where she needed to cry, and we were kidding around where she actually said she could cry out of one eye and you just had to pick which eye you wanted. She was that good at her craft. So playing frantic came really easy and playing sweet came really easy."
"I went into her trailer," Feifer says, "and she just came up to me with those Brittany Murphy eyes and just gave me a big hug and said, 'Thank you so much for having me' before I could say, 'Thank you for being a part of it.' It was the sweetest thing. It hurts me to hear all this salacious stuff because my experience with Brittany was really one of my best experiences with an actress."
It seems like we keep hearing from industry people what a great actress Brittany was to work with. We hope this is the way she is remembered for years to come.