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'Beverly Hills Cop' sequel being shot in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — The state of Michigan has approved $13.5 million in incentives for the fourth installment of Eddie Murphy's "Beverly Hills Cop" franchise, which will be filmed in and around Detroit, officials announced Thursday.

Murphy will return to his role as Axel Foley, Brett Ratner will direct and Jerry Bruckheimer will produce the film for Paramount Pictures, according to the Michigan Film Office. The office said it estimates that filmmakers will spend $56.6 million in the state and employ about 352 Michigan workers. It's set for a March 2016 release.

"We are excited to welcome Axel Foley and the 'Beverly Hills Cop' franchise back to Michigan," film office Director Margaret O'Riley said in a statement. "This project will highlight locations throughout metro Detroit that speak to the city's heritage while making significant investments in the community by hiring Michigan workers and local businesses."

In the update to the franchise, the Foley character leaves his work as a Beverly Hills police detective "during the coldest winter on record to navigate the new rules and old enemies in one of America's most tenacious cities," the film office said.

Murphy starred in the first Beverly Hills Cop movie in 1984, also produced by Bruckheimer, and it was that year's top-grossing movie in North America at $235 million. Sequels followed in 1987 and 1994.

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Jun 27, 2014 11:14AM
Plus they'll blow up a lot of vacant buildings free for the city.
Jun 27, 2014 7:15AM
So is it going to be Auburn Hills Cop then?  I just hope it's better than the third one.  I want "Goonie Goo-Goo" era Eddie back again when he was a riot.
Jun 27, 2014 5:12PM
his last few movies have tanked... lets show him some hope

Jun 27, 2014 8:22PM
Detroit is shutting peoples WATER off and is supposed to be bankrupt and having money woes but they have $13 million to give to hollywood....WOW....only in America no wonder this place is falling quick.
Jun 30, 2014 9:02AM

Just how many City residents will get jobs ?

The Movie industry is really a "Good Ole Boys" network.

The City of Detroit  Film Commision is a joke , The woman in charge wont try to get Detroiters employed behind the camera. She just get a big check and does NOTHING to employ City residents in these high paying jobs.

The person who pushes the Camera operator on a Dolly makes Big Dough. It does'nt take a genius to do that job. Just holding a Mic up in the air above the actors ,pays swell also.

The unions are highly segregated . Not what tou know ,but who you know !!!


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