Murphy moves to country


Brittany Murphy has checked into the country hotel-set psychological horror film "3.30 am," written and directed by Mick Davis ("Modigliani").

The movie details the story of young New Yorker who decides to pick up and move to a country hotel to take a job after her father dies.

The film is produced by Costa Theo and Joy Mellins at Milcoz Films and Peter La Terriere at Future Films.

Global sales are being handled by Ellen Wander at Filmbridge International during this year's AFM.

"Every time you write a script, you can't help but imagine someone in the role, in the case of '3.30 am' it was Brittany Murphy and only her," Davis said. "She has the range, the charisma and the intelligence I need for this very complex character. It's a director's dream come true, when you get the actor you want."

"3:30 am" is scheduled for a January shoot in North Carolina and will take advantage of Future Films' U.S. tax credit package.

Murphy is represented by David Unger at ICM.