CATEGORIES Celebrities and Controversy, Newsstand, Movie Marketing, Posters, Movie Photos, Movie News, CinematicalVideo retailer Redbox is issuing an emergency recall of the poster for Brittany Murphy's latest film Deadline. The image features the actress apparently dead in a bathtub, an eerie reminder of Murphy's own death, also in a bath, on Sunday, December 20.
Bumpshack reports that the recall of the image from over 19,000 kiosks nationwide will take 7 to 10 days to complete, and that the film's distributor is working on an alternate DVD cover image.
It's a display of remarkably good taste on Redbox's part, especially considering how specific the image is to Murphy's own death. I don't think anyone can make a strong case in favor of the original art.