Tags: 90210, Axel Foley, Beverly Hills Cop, Eddie Murphy, Indiana Jones, Paramount, Rush Hour, Transformers, X Men
On the heels of the successful revival of the “Indiana Jones” franchise, Paramount Pictures has set in motion a fourth instalment of “Beverly Hills Cop”, with Eddie Murphy on board to once again portray Axel Foley.
The 47-year-old actor will return to his role as the Detroit detective after 14 years.
The sequel reprises the hit film about a black, US east coast policeman’s misadventures in the posh and laid-back Beverly Hills.
“Beverly Hills Cop 4” is scheduled to begin production next year in anticipation of a summer 2010 release.
According to reports, it was Murphy’s idea to revive the film series.
The original “Beverly Hills Cop”, released in 1984, grossed US$316 million worldwide and spawned two sequels. Together, the three films grossed some US$713 million dollars worldwide.
The first and second films were lucrative, but the last instalment in 1994 was a critical and commercial flop, limping only to earn slightly more than US$40 million domestically.
Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the original “Beverly Hills Cop” trilogy with late partner Don Simpson, will not be actively involved in the new film.
However, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the man who brought us “Transformers”, will return as producer. Brett Ratner, whose previous credits include “X Men: The Last Stand” and the “Rush Hour” action trilogy, is in negotiations to direct.
You can catch Murphy in a number of upcoming films like “Meet Dave” and “NowhereLand” before “Beverly Hills Cop 4” hits theatres.
Tags: diddy, Eddie Murphy, Kim Porter, Tracey Edmonds
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has put to rest speculation he is romancing Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife Tracey Edmonds, insisting there is “nothing” between the two of them.
After British newspaper The Daily Mirror printed an alleged quote from Edmonds, referring to Diddy as “the man for me,” a spokesperson was quick to refute any romantic link between the 41-year-old movie executive and the hip-hop star.
And now the rapper himself has come forward to put an end to the reports. He says: “There’s nothing between me and Tracey – and Eddie and I are old friends.” Edmonds split from Murphy in January, just weeks after they wed in Bora Bora on New Year’s Day.
Diddy split from on-off girlfriend Kim Porter, the mother of his baby twin girls, last year. The couple has recently been romantically linked again.
Tags: angelina jolie, Cannes, diddy, Eddie Murphy, hip hop, Sienna Miller
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has been so inspired by this year’s Cannes Film Festival, he is now writing his own big-screen project.
The hip-hop star has previously expressed an interest in pursuing a career in Hollywood, and has even made acting appearances in films such as Monster’s Ball and Made.
But now the rap mogul, who made his first trip to the French event this month, is desperate to prove he also has what it takes to become a filmmaker.
And he has already compiled his shortlist of leading stars.
He says, “I’m writing a film, a comedy. For actresses (who could be cast), I’m thinking Angelina Jolie or Sienna Miller. For actors, Eddie Murphy.”
Tags: comedian, diddy, eddy murphy, edmonds, romance, wedding
Edmonds wed The Nutty Professor star Murphy on the Pacific island of Bora Bora on New Year’s Day after a year-long romance, but split just a fortnight later – before they could make the nuptials legal in their native U.S.
But despite only having been on a few dates with the hip-hop star, Edmonds has already rated him higher than her ex-husband.
She says, “Diddy is the funniest man I’ve ever met. I’m so lucky to find someone so soon after Eddie.
“It’s early days – we’ve only been on three or four dates – but he’s whisked me off my feet. I don’t know about wedding bells but he’s definitely the man for me.”