The Michigan Film Office announced today, June 26, 2014, Paramount Pictures’ feature film Beverly Hills Cop, starring Eddie Murphy, has been approved for a film incentive from the state. Directed by Brett Ratner and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the project is expected to film in Detroit and surrounding communities. It is slated for release in March of 2016.
Approved for an estimated rebate of $13.5 million based on up to $56,644,792 of projected in-state expenditures. The Beverly Hills Cop production is expected to employ approximately 352 Michigan workers during the film’s shoot, with a full time equivalent of 318 jobs.
The ultimate "fish-out-of-water" franchise, the newest installment of Beverly Hills Cop takes Axel Foley, who has been living a cushy life as a Beverly Hills Detective, back to Detroit during the coldest winter on record to navigate the new rules and old enemies in one of America's most tenacious cities.
“We are excited to welcome Axel Foley and the Beverly Hills Cop franchise back to Michigan,” said Margaret O’Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office. “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 Fiscal Year 2014, 12 projects have been awarded a total of $56,995,553 on $219,694,344 of approved production expenditures for the year. These projects are expected to create 1,445 hires with a full time equivalent of 1,148 jobs.