MUMBAI: Paramount seems keen on having Eddie Murphy around now that he’s gone and scored himself an Oscar nomination with their joint endeavor, Dreamgirls.
Murphy’s not just attached to star in a forth Beverly Hills Cop for the studio, but has inked a deal to front NowhereLand, a comedy scripted by Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who is also producing Beverly Hills Cop 4 for Murphy, will produce with Solomon. According to www.Hollywood.tv founder Sheeraz Hasan, this will be the next Murphy vehicle after he completes the Fox comedy Starship Dave.
In it, he will play a successful financial executive who suddenly loses his confidence and finds his career going down the drain. He discovers the answers to his problems within the imaginary world created by his daughter. Solomon drew the idea from his own life after his young son came up with a suggestion that solved a business problem Solomon was puzzling over.
“We liked the idea of Eddie playing a role he hasn’t played before,” said di Bonaventura. “He showed a bit of that vulnerability in Dreamgirls, but this gives him the opportunity to tap into that reservoir of talent.”
In addition, ‘Cabbie’ says that the Oscar nominee will be joined by a couple of old friends on the upcoming, Beverly Hills Cop 4. Talking to The Insider, The Murphster reportedly mentioned that Judge Reinhold and John Ashton would be holstering up again to play Axel Foley’s long-time sidekicks, Rosewood and Taggart. According to Hasan “Murphy hasn’t seen a script yet.”