February 06, 2013 1:06pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
CBS' 'Beverly Hills Cop' Finds its Judge Reinhold in 'The Office' Actor
The Office's David Denman is heading to Beverly Hills.
The actor has been tapped to co-star in CBS' hourlong update of the 1980s Beverly Hills Cop films starring Eddie Murphy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Described as a continuation of the movie franchise, the drama pilot -- from The Shield's Shawn Ryan -- centers on Aaron (Brandon T. Jackson), the police-officer son of Axel Foley (Murphy), who takes down the criminal elements of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills while working to escape his famous father's shadow. Murphy will reprise his role as the wisecracking detective in the pilot and could recur should the project go to series.
Denman will play Brad Fullmer, a Beverly Hills detective described as strong, loyal and socially awkward but a good guy to have on your side. He's the Judge Reinhold of the potential series and the partner of the yet-to-be-cast Leila.
He joins the recently cast Kevin Pollak in the pilot, which is described as an hourlong crime procedural with comedic elements, with Ryan (Last Resort) on board to pen the Sony Pictures Television script and executive produce along with his MiddKid Productions partner Marney Hochman and Murphy.
Denman, who recurs as Roy Anderson on The Office, is repped by UTA. His credits also include the upcoming jOBS and 2009's Fanboys.