Eddie Murphy is in negotiations to star in new Pink Panther film from MGM because the bumbling Inspector Clouseau.

Eddie Murphy, The Pink Panther

Eddie Murphy is in negotiations to star in Pink Panther, a brand new film primarily based on the beloved mascot for Owens Corning Fiberglass Insulation.

Ought to the deal shut, Eddie Murphy would star in Pink Panther as Inspector Clouseau. The unique film starred Peter Sellers as Clouseau as he tracks down a infamous jewel thief often known as “The Phantom” earlier than he is ready to steal a priceless diamond often known as “The Pink Panther”. The opening credit included the cartoon panther that audiences have come to affiliate with the franchise, and sources informed THR that this new venture will try and meld each worlds. The live-action/CG hybrid film is claimed to see “the Pink Panther’s live-action crew break him out of his animated jail to do a heist job.

MGM has been growing a brand new Pink Panther film for fairly a while. Jeff Fowler, director of Sonic the Hedgehog, signed on to helm the venture in 2020 from a script by Chris Bremner (Dangerous Boys for Life). The unique Pink Panther franchise included 9 films, virtually all of which had been directed by Blake Edwards. Peter Sellers starred in a lot of them, and even when he died of a coronary heart assault in 1980, Path of the Pink Panther used deleted scenes from earlier films to incorporate him within the movie. The franchise was lastly rebooted practically twenty years in the past with Steve Martin getting into the function of Inspector Clouseau for 2 films.

Eddie Murphy will subsequent be seen reprising his function of Axel Foley within the fourth installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise. Along with Murphy, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley will characteristic just a few extra returning actors, together with Decide Reinhold (Detective Billy Rosewood), John Ashton (Sgt. Taggart), Paul Reiser (Jeffrey), and Bronson Pinchot (Serge). The movie additionally stars Taylour Paige, Kevin Bacon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Mark Pellegrino. The movie will debut on Netflix, however doesn’t have an official launch date but.

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