Paramount Sets ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Movie for March 2016

The studio is getting serious about bringing Axel Foley back to theaters

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

Paramount is getting serious about bringing Axel Foley back to theaters, setting “Beverly Hills Cop” for release on March 25, 2016.

Eddie Murphy will reprise his star-making role as a Detroit cop, and the latest sequel will find him returning to the Motor City.

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Brett Ratner will direct the film from a script by Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec.

Jerry Bruckheimer will produce “Beverly Hills Cop,” as he has been part of the franchise since the first film in 1984.

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“Beverly Hills Cop” will open against WB’s sci-fi adventure movie “Geostorm” starring Gerard Butler.