New Beverly Hills Cop movie to film in Detroit, Michigan Film Office approves incentives

(WXYZ) - Axel Foley will soon be back on the job at the Detroit Police Department!

The Michigan Film Office announced today that it has approved film incentives for the next Beverly Hills Cop. The movie will star Eddie Murphy. It will be directed by Brett Ratner and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

“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, in a news release. “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.”

The project is expected to employ 352 Michigan workers and will be filmed in Detroit and a number of surrounding communities.

According to the news release, the new movie reverses the concept of the original Beverly Hills cop. That movie saw Murphy's character, Axel Foley, heading to Beverly Hills to solve the murder of his friend. It was released in 1984.

In this new version, Foley has been living the "cushy life of a Beverly Hills detective." He comes back home to Detroit, where he must deal with the rules and enemies of his old life in Detroit, during the coldest winter on record.

The movie is slated for released in March of 2016.

The original Beverly Hills Cop and its two sequels featured former Detroit police officer and City Council President Gil Hill as Foley's boss, Inspector Douglas Todd. The character was killed off in Beverly Hills Cop 3.

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