Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tragic Brittany Murphy pictured on set of her final movie months before death
By Chris Johnson and Liz Thomas

Haunting: Brittany Murphy pictured in Los Angeles on the set of her last film Abandoned this summer

This haunting picture is Brittany Murphy on the set of what will be her final movie.

The actress, who died of a heart attack on Sunday, is seen in Los Angeles shooting the psychological thriller Abandoned, which she only finished filming in the late summer.

In the movie Murphy, 32, stars as Mary Walsh, a woman who believes her husband has vanished and is fighting not only to find him but to counter threats to her own life and sanity.

Director Michael Feifer told U.S website People: 'Brittany was a pro. When she needed to turn it on, she just threw a switch and she was on.

'She was that good at her craft. So playing frantic came really easy and playing sweet came really easy.'

The flick, also starring Dean Cain, Mimi Rogers and Peter Bogdanovich, is now expected to be released early next year.

The tragic actress plays Mary Walsh in the psychological thriller, a woman who believes her husband has vanished, seen here with co-star Peter Bogdanovich

Responding to reports the actress was difficult to work with, Feifer added: 'It hurts me to hear all this salacious stuff because my experience with Brittany was really one of my best experiences with an actress.'

Abandoned is believed to be the last film Murphy completed. She later did work on a horror film called The Caller in Puerto Rico.

However she was reportedly fired for being difficult in November - although her agent insists Murphy and the production mutually parted ways over 'creative differences'.

Murphy, who was best known for her roles in 8 Mile with rapper Eminem, Just Married and Girl, Interrupted, died on Sunday morning after going into cardiac arrest.