Already with actress Brittany Murphy’s tragic death is there controversy. In this case, I am happy to say that the people involved in a Brittany Murphy promotional art recall are performing the necessary steps to be professional. Read more about the controversial artwork that has people talking.
Before Brittany Murphy died she was in a film that went straight to DVD. The flick’s title? Deadline. The problem? The promotional art. And if you haven’t seen the art that was recalled, you would definitely feel a bit sick to your stomach.
US rental chain, Redbox, has pulled the promotional artwork for Brittany Murphy’s latest movie titled “Deadline”. Eerily the artwork shows Brittany on the cover slouching in a bathtub looking lifeless. The place Murphy was found after her actual death? Yep, you guessed it…the bathroom shower. So to remove those posters and other promotional materials including that photo is only the RIGHT thing to do.
Redbox spokesperson Laura Dihel tells E! News, “We are removing the box art images from our displays. We will continue to carry her film, but we will not be featuring the box art. We have 19,000 locations, and to be honest, I can’t tell you if this particular art is up at all the locations.”
Redbox plans on having all the DVD covers and posters with this image on it completely removed by January 1st, 2010.
About Brittany’s acting ability in Deadline, director Michael Feifer tells People magazine, “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.”
At least Redbox is doing the right thing by recalling the Brittany Murphy promotional art for Deadline. It was obviously bad timing for that movie release. Yikes!