Per Variety, Eddie Murphy and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura are at work on Beverly Hills Cop IV. "Axel Foley is one of the great action-comedy characters," says di Bonaventura. "I'm lucky enough to help bring it back".... George Clooney's next two projects: White Jazz, based on the last volume of James Ellroy's "L.A. quartet," and Belmont Boys, about seven racetrack regulars who attempt a major heist.... Meryl Streep has joined the cast, along with Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon, of Rendition, playing a government official.... Per the Hollywood Reporter, Clive Barker is developing a thriller centered on teens who unlock a curse associated with the death of Edgar Allan Poe.