Murphy, Birch and Blanchard Make Deadline


Brittany Murphy, Thora Birch and Tammy Blanchard are starring in the psychological thriller Deadline, says Variety.

In the “Shining”-style feature, Murphy plays a writer who travels to an abandoned house to write a screenplay. A bout of writer’s block and other unforeseen events lead her to a psychological breakdown.

Sean McConville is making his directorial debut with the independently-financed feature, which began principal photography Wednesday in Louisiana. Roger Betterton is producing. Marc Blucas also stars.