Eddie Murphy has been a mainstay in Hollywood for more than 30 years. His new film, Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name, will be available to stream in the United States this Friday. However, the legendary comedian has a full docket over the next several years. During a conversation with Collider, Murphy revealed that a fourth Beverly Hills Cop film is in the works.
When asked about the rumors of the film, Murphy said: “Yeah that’s what we’re doing after Coming to America 2. We’re doing Beverly Hills Cop and then the plan is to get back on stage and do standup. That’s what I’ll be doing mostly is standup. These movies and Saturday Night Live it’s kind of like…I’m looking at it as a bookend. If I decided I wanted to stay on the couch forever, I ended it on a funny note.”
The upcoming sequel to the 1988 film Coming To America is currently in production in Atlanta. The film is set to release in December of 2020.
The confirmation of the fourth Beverly Hills Cop is exciting news. The original 1984 film about Axel Foley spawned 2 sequels already. In 2013, a sequel series pilot was ordered by CBS and starred Tropic Thunder actor Brandon T. Jackson. Unfortunately, the series did not gain steam and was passed on.
Bad Boys For Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah had been previously attached to direct the film before signing on to the Will Smith and Martin Lawerence feature.
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