6 March 2013 10:47 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

I didn't even know that River Phoenix had made a final movie prior to his sudden death in 1993 of drug overdose. But now, THR is saying that the actor, a shining star during his heyday (and truth be told, he could have given Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr. a run for their money), shot three weeks of a movie called "Dark Blood" before he died.

Now, the film is making its North American debut at the Miami International Film Festival even though Phoenix's family said no. But why? Wouldn't they want to share with us his final performance?

Here's what happened -- in 2007, George Sluizer, the Dutch director behind the movie, was told by his doctors that he didn't have long to live because of aneurysm. So now, Sluizer wanted to showcase his film prior to his own imminent death.

Oh my gosh, how morbid is this movie? And »

- Manny

Report a problem



Similar News Items

Johnny Depp
Robert Downey Jr.
River Phoenix


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners