September 16, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan officials have approved $13.5 million in incentives for the fourth installment in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise, which is being filmed in and around Detroit.
The Michigan Film Office says Eddie Murphy will return to his role as Axel Foley, Brett Ratner will direct and Jerry Bruckheimer will produce the film for Paramount Pictures.
Murphy starred in the first Beverly Hills Cop movie in 1984, also produced by Bruckheimer. It was that year's top-grossing movie in North America at $235 million. Sequels followed in 1987 and 1994.
The state says the new film will employ about 352 Michigan workers. It's set for a March 2016 release.
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