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Brittany Murphy's Last Movie to Hit Theaters in Summer

February 13, 2010 (7:17 am) GMT
Brittany Murphy, who died on December 20, 2009, will be seen portraying Mary in her last movie 'Abandoned' which is set for summer release.
Brittany Murphy's Last Movie to Hit Theaters in Summer

The last film tragic actress made before her death is set for release in summer. The "Clueless" star passed away on December 20, 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home.

She finished shooting psychological thriller "" in June 2009 with co-stars and - in which she plays a woman who receives a ransom demand after her boyfriend mysteriously disappears. Distribution company Anchor Bay Entertainment has now bought the rights to the film for a North American release, bringing Murphy back to the big screen months after her death.

A statement from producers Jeffrey Schenck and Barry Barnholtz reads, "Brittany will be deeply missed by everyone who worked on 'Abandoned'. The film is a taut thriller which portrays Brittany's character as smart and tough - and that's how we all want to remember her."

In early February, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office ruled Murphy's death was accidental, and was caused by pneumonia, with contributing factors of anemia and "multiple drug intoxication".

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