Murphy In for Beverly Hills Cop 4

Paramount wants director Ratner to revive franchise after Indy -like 14 years
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2008 2:59 PM CDT
Murphy In for Beverly Hills Cop 4
A scene from "Norbit." Both characters are played by Murphy.   (AP Photo/Bruce McBroom, DreamWorks)

Fans of the old Eddie Murphy (you know, before the fat suits and prostheses), rejoice: A third sequel to 1984’s Beverly Hills Cop will start production next year, Variety reports. Murphy approached Paramount about the project, and the studio eagerly agreed after successfully disinterring Indiana Jones. Murphy is attached, Brett Ratner may direct, but will Judge Reinhold be back? (Read more Eddie Murphy stories.)

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