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Eddie Murphy in Talks for New ‘Pink Panther’ Film

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(L to R) Eddie Murphy and Paige Butcher attend the Netflix World Premiere of ‘You People’ on January 17, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Araya Doheny/Getty Images for Netflix.

Eddie Murphy has a longtime movie franchise that, whereas it hasn’t all the time loved essential success, nonetheless has a brand new entry on the way in which by way of Netflix. And as for animation? He’s a star of one among DreamWorks Animation’s most profitable franchises, with fixed chatter that he and his fellow voice actors can be again for an additional journey.

We’re speaking, after all, concerning the ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ and ‘Shrek’ movie, which have been in style for many years and earned large quantities of cash on the world box office.

You can think about our shock, then, that Murphy would search to pursue a task that has been performed to very various fortunes by others, even given his historical past of taking over established characters (each the ‘Nutty Professor’ and ‘Doctor Dolittle’ movie collection have finished nicely for him up to now).

Yet he’s now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, in talks to play Inspector Clouseau in a brand new ‘Pink Panther’ movie.

The Pink Panther

“A Madcap Frolic Of Crime and Fun.”

69

PG1 hr 55 minMar 18th, 1964

What’s the historical past of the ‘Pink Panther’ movies?

Christopher Plummer as Sir Charles Litton, Peter Sellers as Inspector Jacques Clouseau, and Catherine Schell as Lady Claudine Litton in 'The Return of the Pink Panther.'

(L to R) Christopher Plummer as Sir Charles Litton, Peter Sellers as Inspector Jacques Clouseau, and Catherine Schell as Lady Claudine Litton in ‘The Return of the Pink Panther.’

The ‘Panther’ movies, a collection of comedy-mystery capers that includes a clumsy French police detective, Inspector Jacques Clouseau, kicked off in 1963 with ‘The Pink Panther’, starring Peter Sellers as Clouseau.

While the Pink Panther of the title is a uncommon, costly gem that takes its identify from a flaw at its core mentioned to resemble a leaping panther, the movies additionally featured a cartoon panther within the opening credit. He turned vastly in style himself, spinning off into quite a lot of TV collection, movies and merchandise alternatives.

As for the Clouseau tales, 9 movies had been produced, largely starring Sellers, although Alan Arkin performed the character in 1968’s ‘Inspector Clouseau’, 1982’s ‘Trail of the Pink Panther’ utilized outtake footage of Sellers, ‘Curse of the Pink Panther’ in 1983 featured a bumbling American detective’ and 1993’s ‘Son of the Pink Panther’ noticed Roberto Benigni as Officer Gambrelli, Clouseau’s illegitimate son.

In 2006, Steve Martin performed the character for a reboot, which spawned its personal sequel in 2009.

Steve Martin as Inspector Jacques Clouseau in 2006's 'The Pink Panther.'

Steve Martin as Inspector Jacques Clouseau in 2006’s ‘The Pink Panther.’ Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Releasing.

What is the brand new ‘Pink Panther’ movie about?

When it was first reported upon again in 2020, Deadline brought word that it could as an alternative concentrate on the Panther character, with ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’s Jeff Fowler directing a script by Chris Bremner, that might see the Panther interacting with people by means of an identical live-action/CG mix as featured within the two ‘Sonic’ movies.

Things would seem to have modified as improvement has moved alongside, with the idea retaining the human/CG combine however as an alternative incorporating Clouseau in a buddy cop idea the place he groups up with the Panther to resolve against the law.

It’s all underneath the aegis of MGM, which is nowadays owned by Amazon, the place Murphy had success with ‘Coming 2 America’, and which may clarify why he’s been tempted to provide the chaotic cop a strive. We’ll see if he finally ends up really starring.

As talked about, Murphy has ‘Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley’ in post-production at Netflix and has been shooting Christmas comedy ‘Candy Cane Lane’ for Amazon.

Jonah Hill (Writer-Producer) as Ezra, Nia Long as Fatima and Eddie Murphy as Akbar in 'You People.'

(L to R) Jonah Hill (Writer-Producer) as Ezra, Nia Long as Fatima and Eddie Murphy as Akbar in ‘You People.’ Photo: Parrish Lewis/Netflix © 2023.

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