The original cast of Beverly Hills Cop joins Eddie Murphy for Netflix’s Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley, the fourth installment in the franchise.
Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Paul Reiser and Bronson Pinchot have signed on for the new film, reprising their roles for the first time in nearly 30 years. The new sequel sees Axel Foley (Murphy) return to Beverly Hills once again to investigate police corruption, accompanied by his daughter and his ex-boyfriend. Taylor Paige and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have been cast in undisclosed roles.
Batgirl directors Adil El Arbi and Biall Fallah were originally hired to direct before Mark Molloy, best known for making short films for Apple products, took over. Molloy will direct from a script by Aquaman and Zack Snyder’s Justice League co-writer Will Beal.
Beverly Hills Cop debuted in 1984, starring Murphy as a smart cop from Detroit, Michigan who travels to Beverly Hills, California to solve the murder of his best friend. The film was nominated for both the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Beverly Hills Cop II followed in 1987, with the entire cast in tow, and Beverly Hills Cop III was released in 1994. Reinhold and Pinchot joined Murphy for the third installment, but Reisner and Ashton were notably absent.
Beverly Hills Police: Axel Foley doesn’t have a release date yet, but the film began shooting in August. For more, check out our roundup of the most exciting upcoming movies coming up in 2022 and beyond, or jump right into the good stuff and check out our full list of movie release dates.