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Murphy for new Hills Cop movie

Published 29/07/2013 | 13:43

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Eddie Murphy may be back as Axel Foley on the big screen

Eddie Murphy is to return as Beverly Hills Cop Axel Foley on the big screen.

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The actor starred as detective Axel Foley in three films between 1984 and 1994 and recently reprised the role in a TV spin-off pilot, focusing on Axel's son, played by Brandon T Jackson.

Now, following the success of Eddie's guest appearance in the pilot, Paramount Pictures has commissioned a new movie sequel, Deadline reported.

Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec - the script writing duo behind Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake - have been signed up to write the screenplay.

For undisclosed reasons, CBS decided not to commission a TV series from the pilot.

But Shawn Ryan, who co-produced the pilot with Eddie, tweeted earlier this month: "Good news for fans of franchise is that the pilot tested so well, it has caused Paramount to put another #BHC movie into development."

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