'Beverly Hills Cop' reboot gets Michigan film incentive approval

Film slated to be released in March of 2016


DETROIT – Axel Foley will indeed be making his return to Detroit.

On Thursday, the Michigan Film Office announced "Beverly Hills Cop," starring Eddie Murphy, had been approved for a film incentive from the state.

The production was approved for an estimated $13.5 million based on up to $56,644,792 of projected in-state expenditures. The film is expected to bring about 362 jobs to Michigan workers.

"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. "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 newest installment of Beverly Hills Cop, from the ultimate "fish-out-of-water" franchise, takes Axel Foley, who has been living a cushy life as a Beverly Hills Detective, back to Detroit during the coldest winter on record to navigate the new rules and old enemies in one of America's most tenacious cities.

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