Screenwriter Brandon Murphy, best known for co-writing last year's blockbuster action-comedy film Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard alongside his brother Philip Murphy, died on January 9 in Los Angeles, according to Deadline.
Friends informed the publication of the sad news, but the cause of death is currently unknown. A sequel to The Hitman’s Bodyguard, his movie was a huge hit and starred Hollywood A-listers including Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas.The writer of the original 2017 film, Tom O’Connor, also worked alongside him on the film.
Murphy was about to make his directorial debut with horror thriller Snow Valley, which he also wrote.The film was in post production at the time of his death.More to follow…READ MORE: Amanda Holden left stunned over Simon Cowell engagement newsAccording to The Wrap, Cooper van Grootel, Tom Williamson, David Lambert and Barbara Crampton will star in the film, which focuses on a newly-engaged couple who go on an ill-fated ski weekend.The couple are visited by an unexpected guest and the house’s supernatural forces begin to rise.Together with his brother, Brandon made the 2011 Black List with their script The Last Drop.The project now is set up at 21 Laps.The Murphy brothers also hosted Camp Goodboy, a weekly podcast which saw guests join them for a satirical critique of pop culture and current events.Several fans of the talented writer took to Twitter to pay their respects and to express sadness over Brandon’s death at such a young age.“This is awful RIP Brandon Murphy,” Ilyryanreynolds tweeted, alongside crying and heartbreak emojis.On the original Deadline article, PaoloSkywalker2 commented: “So sad!!!Read more on express.co.uk