River Phoenix’s Final Movie, “Dark Blood,” Premieres at Miami Film Festival

George Sluizer has managed to complete the movie, two decades after actor’s death

By on January 16th, 2013 13:37 GMT

River Phoenix, older brother of Joaquin Phoenix, died in 1993 when he was just 23 years old. His final movie, “Dark Blood,” has just been completed and will premiere at the Miami International Film Festival, The Wrap informs.

The psychological thriller directed by George Sluizer was not finished at the time the actor passed away of a drug overdose, and was only completed last year.

It premiered at the Dutch Film Festival in the fall, and will open in the US this year. Hopefully, it will be picked up by a distributor after the Miami Festival premiere.

“‘Dark Blood’ is a film of legend, one of Hollywood's great mysteries. The tragic loss of River Phoenix's outstanding talent is still profoundly felt 20 years later. We are proud that George Sluizer has honored Miami as the place to finally share his remarkable collaboration with Phoenix and the other great artists involved with ‘Dark Blood’,” Jaie Laplante, MIFF executive director, says.

“Dark Blood” also stars Jonathan Pryce and Judy Davis. Above you will find the official trailer.

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