“Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” writer was 43 – deadline
Brandon Murphy, the screenwriter who co-wrote the sequel to last year’s action comedy Hitman’s wife bodyguard, died Jan. 9 in Los Angeles, friends told Deadline. He was 43 years old. No cause of death was given.
Murphy wrote Hitman’s wife bodyguard with his younger brother, Phillip Murphy, and with Tom O’Connor, who wrote the original 2017 pic. The two starred Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, with Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas joining the sequel. The latter opened at $ 17 million nationwide on Father’s Day weekend last year and finished at $ 70 million.
Murphy also wrote and made his directorial debut in a horror thriller. Snow valley, who was in postproduction at the time of his death.
In 2011, the Murphy brothers blacklisted with their screenplay The last drop, and the project is now in place at 21 rounds, with Vince Vaughn and Sharon Horgan. It follows Clay Mason (Vaughn), a cooking show host is the life of a never-ending party and brought his career to the tipping point of ultimate success. As his debilitating lifestyle begins to relax him, he crosses paths with Holly (Horgan), a spirited woman named who specializes in retrieving lost and dumped items for her antique dealer.
Born in Watertown, NY, in 1978, Murphy gained notoriety during a stint in New York in the mid-2000s as an underground graffiti artist secretly responsible for the ubiquitous, albeit misspelled, tags “Rod Stuart Love the Hamptons” . During this time, he sold a pitch for his first feature film, Bush Pony, to Size. Friends tell Deadline that when the money from the sale of the script came in, he went to Los Angeles, booked a room at the Chateau Marmont, and spent the last dime in no time.
A friend once asked him: “Is it true after Bush pony you spent $ 60,000 in two months? Murphy responded with one of his famous one-liners, “No, it was $ 80,000 in a month.”
Brandon Murphy was also an abstract artist and led the LA-based band DOL – short for “Drunk Old Ladies” – and filmed a video for their song “Astro-Time” with Chris Messina.
The Murphy brothers, who worked on several films as a team of writers, also hosted Camp Goodboy, a weekly podcast on which guests have joined them for a satirical review of pop culture and current affairs. See their Instagram here.