Redbox pulls cover art for Brittany Murphy horror movie
DVD rental company Redbox is pulling the box art images of Deadline, a horror film starring the late Brittany Murphy, according to E! Online. The straight-to-DVD movie, which was released Dec. 1, features cover art depicting Murphy’s character lying lifeless in a bathtub — an eerie resemblance to the actual death of the actress, who was pronounced dead Dec. 20 after collapsing in her bathroom in Hollywood Hills, Calif. “We will continue to carry her film, but we will not be featuring the box art,” a Redbox spokeswoman told E! News. In the movie, Murphy plays a screenwriter who visits a haunted Victorian mansion. First Look Studios, which is distributing Deadline on DVD, wasn’t immediately available for comment. As of this posting, the movie’s cover art was still being featured on the distributor’s website.