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Eddie Murphy reprises his role as Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop

Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop sequel set to be filmed in Detroit Michigan, officials announced on Thursday, June 26. The state of Michigan has just approved $13.5 million in incentives for the fourth installment of Beverly Hills Cop.

Reprise role as Axel Foley
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Beverly Hills Cop is a comedy first released in 1984. Eddie Murphy stars as Axel Foley a Detroit street smart cop that goes to Beverly Hills to catch his best friend’s killer. The first installment of Beverly Hills Cop shot Eddie Murphy to international stardom, won a People’s Choice award, a Golden Globe award for Best Motion Picture and an Academy nomination for best writing (Original Screenplay) in 1985. The first installment earned over $234 million in North America making it a box office hit in 1984.

Eddie Murphy will be reprising his role as Axel Foley, no mention of the other supporting actors from earlier installment returning. Brett Ratner will be directing and Jerry Bruckheimer according to MSN Movie News. According to USA Today stated it estimate the production will spend $56.6 million and employ about 352 Michigan workers.

The fourth installment of Beverly Hills Cop franchise Axel Foley leave Beverly Hills after years of living there to navigate one America’s toughest cities during the coldest winter on record. He will encounter old enemies and new rules.

Beverly Hills Cop is one of the biggest productions in Detroit during recent years and will help boost Detroit suffering economy. This film will feature great sites in and around Detroit, while employing many Detroit residents.

According to USA Today film office Director Margaret O'Riley said in a statement. “We are excited to welcome Axel Foley and the 'Beverly Hills Cop' franchise back to Michigan. 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."