Something Wicked will open on April 4 at the Regal Theater in Eugene, Oregon, where the movie was filmed. It will then expand to other theaters on the West Coast and could possibly earn a wider release should it do well at the box office.
The thriller movie revolves around young newlyweds with a dark past who face marital sabotage from a crazy acquaintance. Brittany Murphy’s final movie before her death also stars Shantel VanSanten, John Robinson, James Patrick Stuart, and Julian Morris.
"Brittany pulled off one of the spookiest scenes in the movie," Something Wicked’s producer and screenwriter Joe Colleran told USA Today. "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."
Watch Brittany Murphy in a scene from her final movie below.
Brittany Murphy died in 2009 from a combination of pneumonia and anemia. After her death, producers had to work to reshoot some of the scenes in Something Wicked, which caused part of the release delay. The movie did not finish post-production until December 2012 and then needed to find a distributor.
The aforementioned Colleran realizes that his movie will be the final time people see Brittany Murphy in a new role. This put extra pressure on him and his fellow Something Wicked producers during the editing process.
“It is an additional responsibility, you do want her performance to be the best it can be, because unfortunately it's her last performance,” Colleran told New York Daily News. "The first months of reviewing the footage and starting to put things together and then seeing her and hearing her voice, it's very emotional.”
Watch a deleted scene from Brittany Murphy's final movie.
Brittany Murphy’s final movie will hit theaters just months after rumors swirled about her true cause of death. Late last year, a lab test of Murphy’s hair claimed to show that the actress was actually poisoned to death. But both the actress’ mother and toxicology experts challenged the validity of this test result.
“This report conveniently ignores what any good scientist will tell you: A hair sample can be affected by many outside factors, including hair dye, hair spray, prescription medications, foods, smoking the occasional cigarette and environmental factors,” wrote Brittany’s mother, Sharon Murphy. “One cause we now know may have been toxic mold that was eventually discovered in that house — which may have been what really killed her.”