Britt Robertson has signed on to star alongside Eddie Murphy in Cook, which marks Eddie Murphy's return to the drama genre.

The story centers on Henry Church (Eddie Murphy), who is hired by a dying man to prepare meals for his cancer-striken girlfriend Marie Brody and her young daughter Charlotte (Britt Robertson) after he passes away. Henry agrees to cook for Marie and Charlotte for a six-month term, only to become deeply involved in their lives as Marie battles her illness for the next six years.

Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) is directing from a screenplay by Susan McMartin (Two and a Half Men, Californication), based on her own experiences. Brad Kaplan, Lee Nelson, David Tish, and Mark Canton are producing, with shooting scheduled to begin later this month.

Eddie Murphy is also developing the sequel Beverly Hills Cop 4 with Paramount Pictures, which has been given a March 25, 2016 release date. Britt Robertson will next be seen in The Longest Ride and Tomorrowland, after breaking out on the small screen in shows like The Secret Circle and Under the Dome.