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Fans of the late Brittany Murphy will soon be able to see her in her final film role as "Something Wicked" has completed post production and is now seeking distribution.
"Something Wicked," according to the IMDB, follows Christine (Shantel VanSanten) and James (John Robinson), two teenagers in love who plan on taking their relationship to the next level upon graduating from high school. Their potential happily-ever-after is sabotaged by Ryan (Julian Morris), a highly manipulative (and probably completely psychotic) acquaintance whose infatuation with Christine escalates into full-on delusional obsession and, eventually, violence and tragedy.
Brittany Murphy plays Susan, described in a press release as the "moral center" of the film ... which probably means things don't end too well for her.
Production on the dark romantic thriller wrapped in 2009 but post production was delayed due to the tragic death of Murphy, who died at the age of 32 on December 20 of that year. It was concluded that she died of cardiac arrest brought on by complications involving pneumonia, iron-deficiency anemia and over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
Brittany Murphy had earned acclaim for several of her performances, including her scene-stealing turns as Alicia Silverstone's "project" in "Clueless" (1995) and the highly troubled (and chicken-obsessed) Daisy in "Girl, Interrupted" (1999). She hit it out of the trailer park as Eminem's tough-girl ladyfriend in "8 Mile" (2002) and seemed to be one of the few actors in Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City" that actually "got" the self-consciously hard-boiled world of Frank Miller.
Murphy also provided the voice of Hank Hill's niece, Luanne Platter, in no less than 231 episodes of Mike Judge's animated series, "King of the Hill," from 1997-2009.
Fans can stay up to date on "Something Wicked" via the film's official Facebook page.