Netflix posted the first photo (below) of Eddie Murphy’s long-awaited return as Axel Foley in the fourth Beverly Hills Cop.
The first look shows Murphy’s character emerging with his hands up from what looks like a tipped over parking enforcement cart while wearing his trademark Detroit Lions jacket. The project is the first Beverly Hills Cop movie in 29 years, since the release of the lackluster Beverly Hills Cop 3.
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The Netflix sequel — titled Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley — also reunites Murphy with franchise co-stars Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Paul Reiser and Bronson Pinchot.
He's back. Axel Foley returns in 2024! pic.twitter.com/IQkJBvq2QF
— Netflix (@netflix) November 21, 2023
According to Empire, the new film has “Foley’s criminal defense attorney daughter (Taylour Paige), who pulls her dad into a California-based case — where he’ll cause issues for Kevin Bacon’s LAPD special-unit officer, and team up with a new partner, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.”
The sequel is directed by newcomer Mark Molloy and was written by Will Beall (Aquaman). Jerry Bruckheimer, Chad Oman and Melissa Reid are producing for Jerry Bruckheimer Films, along with Murphy, while Charisse Hewitt-Webster and Ray Angelic executive produce.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah were originally on board to direct fourth installment, but Molloy replaced them after the duo left to direct Warner Bros.’ ill-fated Batgirl.
The project moved from Paramount, which had been developing the film for years, to Netflix in 2019. The film will finally be released in 2024.
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