Brittany Murphy Looks Gaunt in One of Her Last Films

In what would be one of her final film roles, the late Brittany Murphy shot the independent thriller Abandoned in June 2009. The actress, 32 when she died Sunday, played Mary Walsh, a woman who fights to stay sane after her husband disappears.

The star looks pale and gaunt in a newly-released video clip and stills from the film, which costars Dean Cain and Mimi Rogers. Murphy's husband Simon Monjack served as makeup and hairstylist on the set, the Associated Press reports.

The film may be released sometime in early 2010, the Associated Press reports.

Murphy's final year was a busy one: just before Abandoned, she played a psychiatrist in another low-budget horror film Something Wicked. And while reports have claimed that Murphy was "in and out of consciousness" during shoots for that film, executive producer Scott Chambers told the Los Angeles Times that she was professional.

Murphy was then scheduled to work on the film The Caller, but left the production early on, replaced by actress Rachelle LeFevre; her rep has denied rumors that she was fired from the film.

Had she lived, Murphy was to begin work in January on the romantic comedy Shrinking Charlotte.

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