Movie News: First Look at the Return of Axel Foley; 'Obama's America 2' and a Delay for 'Jobs'

Movie News: First Look at the Return of Axel Foley; 'Obama's America 2' and a Delay for 'Jobs'

Mar 18, 2013

Axel Foley Is Back: It may be on TV now, but the first image of Eddie Murphy's return as Axel Foley is still worth a look for movie fans. Beverly Hills Cop series showrunner Shawn Ryan has been tweeting pics from the set, including a shot of Foley's Detroit Lions jacket and now a candid glimpse of Murphy with Brandon T. Jackson, who plays Foley's son. You can almost hear that signature Axel F. laugh in stereo from the two of them. It was also recently announced, by the way, that Judge Reinhold will be appearing in the show's pilot reprising his role as Billy Rosewood [Complex].

Spring Breakers: While nowhere near the top 10, let alone close to James Franco's other new release (which held the number one spot for the second week in a row), Spring Breakers had a noteworthy opening over the weekend with its take of $270,000 from only three screens. That's a per-screen average of $90,000, so far the best of 2013, and 22nd best of all time (since they've been recorded, anyway). Now insiders are wondering if it should have just gone wide from the start. But this will only help the buzz ahead of its expanded release. [Box Office Mojo]

Obama-less America: It's no longer Obama's America for Dinesh D'Souza, whose follow-up will be simply titled America and will involve him as only a writer and on-screen personality. His conservative film 2016: Obama's America was the highest-grossing documentary of 2012 and fourth higest-grossing of all time. His codirector of that film, John Sullivan, will be sole director on this new project, which is a sort of hybrid work presenting hypothetical, It's a Wonderful Life-esque what-if scenarios showing what things would be like if the U.S. never existed. Also returning is Jurassic Park and Schindler's List producer Gerald R. Molen. The filmmakers say it's okay for viewers to think of it as a sequel to 2016, though it's not technically one, and that it'll be out in time for midterm elections. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Jobs: Following its debut at Sundance earlier this year, the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs (formerly jOBS) was set to open on April 19. But with only about a month notice, it's been delayed indefinitely. Distributor Open Road Films wants more time to market the movie, which stars Ashton Kutcher as the late Apple cofounder. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Alpha Papa: While Alpha Papa sounds appropriate for a show about Axel Foley as a father, it might be the name of the Alan Partridge movie. Or, maybe it's just The Alan Partridge Movie. Or Alan Partridge: The Movie. One thing it's not, unfortunately, is Colossal Velocity. Watch Steve Coogan being hilarious as usual in the teaser below:

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