In the wake of Brittany Murphy's untimely death, the DVD rental company Redbox has decided to pull the artwork of the actress' latest direct-to-DVD movie, Deadline, from their kiosks. The artwork depicts a seemingly lifeless Murphy in a bathtub, which is eerily reminiscent of how the actress was found in her Hollywood bathroom.
Redbox spokeswoman Laura Dihel told 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.
In the movie, Murphy plays a screenwriter who has a psychological breakdown after discovering videos recorded by past residents of the haunted mansion where she is trying to complete a script. The artwork has already been removed from the Redbox website and the company hopes to have all copies of the artwork removed from kiosks by January 1. Posted 12.24.09 by BrentJS