Following critically acclaimed roles in recent movies like Coming 2 America and Dolemite is my Name, Eddie Murphy is back in a big way. Up next, the cinematic icon is lining up another project for Netflix, this time in a very familiar role. As first reported by Deadline, a fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie has been given the greenlight with Eddie Murphy attached to reprise the role he made famous.
Joining Murphy in the newly-titled Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley are Taylour Paige and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Additionally, Mark Molloy is directing the feature with a script by Will Beall. Netflix will distribute the feature with Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman producing on behalf of Jerry Bruckheimer Films.
Beverly Hills Cop is a film franchise of action comedies based on characters created by Daniel Petrie, Jr. and Danilo Bach. Starring Eddie Murphy, the first film follows a street-smart Detroit cop who travels to Beverly Hills, California to investigate a crime, even though it is out of his jurisdiction. The series spawned three films and an unaired television pilot starring Brandon T. Jackson. Overall, the franchise has grossed over $712 million at the worldwide box office.
Murphy recently earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for hosting Saturday Night Live. Up next, Murphy will star alongside Jonah Hill and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the Kenya Barris-directed comedy You People. Meanwhile, Joseph Gordon-Levitt can next be heard as the voice of Jiminy Cricket in the Disney+ film Pinocchio. Moreover, the actor will lead the all-star cast of the comedy Providence. Taylour Paige is one of Hollywood’s brightest stars thanks to impressive turns in films like Zola and White Boy Rick. Up next, Paige will star alongside Peter Dinklage and Elijah Wood in The Toxic Avenger.
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