Eddie Murphy is the next Inspector Clouseau!

New film, set up at MGM, will be directed by ‘Sonic’ helmer Jeff Fowler

Eddie Murphy will step into the police headquarters last staffed by his Bowfinger co-star Steve Martin when he plays Inspector Clouseau in a new take on Pink Panther for MGM.

The star of the upcoming Beverly Hills Cop : Axel F will be directed by Jeff Fowler (Sonic the Hedgehog) and written by Chris Bremner (Bad Boys for Life), says Variety.

Dan Lin, Julie Andrews, Larry Mirisch and Jonathan Eirich are aboard as producers.

Murphy, who is said to be a big fan of the late Peter Sellers, most famous for playing Clouseau, most recently starred opposite Jonah Hill, Julia-Louis Dreyfus in Kenya Barris’ feature directorial debut, You People.

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