Eddie Murphy set to return in `Beverly Hills Cop 4`

London: Eddie Murphy is set to reprise his role as Axel Foley in the new `Beverly Hills Cop` movie after almost 20 years.

According to showbiz news website Deadline, `Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol` fame Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec have been hired to write the script for the Paramount Pictures film, Sky News reported.

The film company`s interest in reviving the franchise is believed to have been sparked by the pilot episode for a spin-off TV series, which featured Brandon T Jackson as Foley`s son.