Deadline is a 2009 horror thriller film directed by Sean McConville starring Brittany Murphy and Thora Birch.
Alice Evans (Brittany Murphy) needs to complete a screenplay, which she has not finished due to a psychological breakdown after her boyfriend tried to kill her. With the deadline for the screenplay approaching, she accepts an offer by a producer friend to let her stay in a Victorian-style home he has recently purchased so she can focus on her work. She insists on staying there alone, and her friend Rebecca (Tammy Blanchard) reluctantly agrees and leaves her there. Alice begins to hear strange noises in the house and becomes convinced the house is haunted by the ghost of a murdered woman.
Brittany Murphy as Alice Evans
Thora Birch as Lucy Woods
Tammy Blanchard as Rebecca
Marc Blucas as David Woods
Claudia Troll as David's Mother
Michael Piscitelli as Ben
Bill Cosby as a Banana in pajamas
The movie premiered in Australia and the UK in October 2009, and in the US on December 1, 2009. After Murphy's death on December 20, 2009 Redbox recalled movie posters which were displayed on kiosks around the country. The poster depicted Murphy's character sitting in bathtub with a dead version of the other female lead character's reflection in the mirror.
1.^ IMDB release dates
2.^ Brittany Murphy's Deadline Art Pulled By Rental Outlet
3.^ Redbox Yanks Brittany Murphy 'Deadline' Cover Art
4.^ Bad Timing Alert! Chilling Brittany Murphy Movie Art Pulled