Eddie Murphy in negotiation as Inspector Clouseau in the reboot of The Pink Panther

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Eddie Murphy is in talks to play theInspector Jacques Clouseau in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer comedy The Pink Panther, based on the cinematic classic. The rebootwhich will be directed by the director of Sonic – The Movie Jeff Fowlerwill be based on a screenplay by Chris Bremner, with Rideback’s Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich producing alongside Larry Mirisch and Julie Andrews. According to the first rumors, the new project would combine the dual nature of live-action and CG and would still be in development.


The film series de The Pink Pantherstarted in 1963 with the adventures of the clumsy Inspector Clouseau (played by Peter Sellers), he recounted in the first film the theft of a pink diamond called the Pink Panther. The animated character of the same name, accompanied by the jazz song Pink panther theme Of Henry Mancini, appeared in the opening credits and has since populated books, video games and animated series. Sellers, who starred in the episodes A shot in the dark (1964), The Pink Panther strikes again (1975), The Pink Panther challenges Inspector Clouseau (1976) and Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978), he then gave the role to actors Alan Arkin, Roger Moore and Steve Martin.


Murphy, one of the world’s leading comedy stars, starred in the eighties in blockbuster hits such as Beverly Hills Cop – A cop in Beverly Hills And The prince is looking for a wifefollowed in the 1990s by The crazy professor And Doctor Dolittle and in the 2000s by the animated films of the saga of Shrekin which he voiced the donkey Donkey. Recently the actor suggested the production of a spinoff on the character, while the CEO of Illumination Chris Meledandri has confirmed the arrival of the fifth sequel on the green ogre. Among Murphy’s last appearances appear the film The prince is looking for a son and the Netflix romantic comedy You People with Jonah Hill, Lauren London and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, which narrates the relationship between a white boy and an African-American girl dealing with the culture clash between their respective families.