Published On: Fri, Dec 6th, 2013

New ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ moves ahead with Eddie Murphy to return, director Brett Ratner on board

The first fallout from the Jerry Bruckheimer deal with Paramount was the announcement that the Beverly Hills Cop franchise will get another film.

Deadline reports that “Eddie Murphy closed his deal to reprise his role as Detroit cop Axel Foley — this time Foley will be returning to his Detroit roots. It will be the fourth installment of the lucrative franchise. Brett Ratner, who is currently finishing up Hercules for MGM, is attached to direct the film as soon as his duties on the Dwayne Johnson-starrer finishes up. The picture bows in July. The Beverly Hills Cop script is still being worked on.”

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The project has been in and out of development for years, with the recent summary: “Axel Foley is a fish out of water, but he’s clever and wise-cracking, so he’s going to bring down the smarmy bad guy.”

Back in September, Variety reported that Bruckheimer is helping to develop the script for Bad Boys 3, while  he is still pursuing Top Gun 2 as long as deals with talent can close.

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