Brittany Murphy Gets a Call From the Past. The Deadly Past!

Former “8 Mile” star Brittany Murphy has been cast as the female lead in Matthew Parkhill’s horror/thriller “The Caller”, the premise of which sounds a tad sci-fi to me, or at least, a little “Twilight Zone”-ish. She joins a cast that already includes “True Blood” star Stephen Moyer and Luiz Guzman.

The film sees Murphy playing a troubled divorcee named Mary Kee, who begins receiving strange telephone calls from a mystery caller that she soon realizes is calling her from the past. This, apparently, leads Mary to believe that she must kill the caller in order to save herself. I haven’t a clue what that means, but I suspect that isn’t the film’s big twist, since, well, it’s already been revealed, hasn’t it?

Brittany Murphy in 8 Miles