River Phoenix's final film 'Dark Blood' to screen at film fest

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The last film River Phoenix acted in, Dark Blood, is finally finished and will screen at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht in September , The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Dutch director George Sluizer has been recently working on the film — which you can check out an early trailer of here — after abandoning it nearly 20 years ago.

The Hollywood Reporter states, “In the film, River Phoenix plays Boy, a young widower living on a nuclear testing site in the desert. While he waits for the end of the world, Boy carves Katchina dolls that supposedly contain magical powers. His life is disrupted when a Hollywood jet-set couple travelling across the desert become stranded after their car breaks down. Boy rescues the couple and then takes them prisoner. Dark Blood also stars Judy Davis, Jonathan Pryce and Karen Black.”

Phoenix was filming the movie in 1993, when he passed away on Halloween at age 23.

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