Brittany Murphy, Thora Birch and Tammy Blanchard have joined psychological thriller Deadline, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Shining-style feature, Murphy plays a scribe who travels to an abandoned house to write a screenplay. A bout of writer's block and other unforeseen events lead her to a psychological breakdown.

Sean McConville is making his directorial debut with the independently financed feature. Marc Blucas also stars.

Production began Wednesday in Louisiana.