Beverly Hills Cop Sequel to Film in Michigan
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.26.2014
The film was approved for a tax incentive in the state…
The Michigan Film Office announced today in an official press release that Paramount's upcoming Beverly Hills Cop sequel, starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Brett Ratner, has been approved for a film incentive from the state. The film is expected to film in Detroit and its surrounding communities.
Michigan Film Office director Margaret O'Riley said on the announcement: "We are excited to welcome Axel Foley and the 'Beverly Hills Cop' franchise back to Michigan. 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 production was approved for an estimated rebate of $13.5 million based on up to $56,664,792 of projected in-state expenditures. The project will employ approximately 352 Michigan workers during the production, which will equate to 318 full time jobs.
The new film will feature Axel Foley returning to Detroi after living a cushy life in Beverly Hills as a detective. The film is due out in March 2016.