Eddie Murphy isn’t the only OG “Beverly Hills Cop” back for the movie revival.
After “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley” was announced earlier this year with Murphy reprising his titular role as Detroit detective turned LA cop Axel Foley, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Paul Reiser and Bronson Pinchot will reprise their roles respectively again for fourth place. film installment.
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While plot details for “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley” have been largely kept under wraps, rumors have it that Axel (Murphy) continues to return to Beverly Hills to witness the death of an old friend while exposing police corruption within the force. In Los Angeles, he is reunited with his daughter (Taylour Paige) and teams up with his police ex-boyfriend (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) to solve the case.
Mark Malloy directs the film, using a script written by “Aquaman” screenwriter Will Beall, who previously wrote the “Training Day” TV series. Beall is also writing another 80s revival movie “Legend of Conan” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Jerry Bruckheimer produces “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley” along with lead star Murphy. Charisse Hewitt-Webster and Ray Angelic serve as executive producers, with Chad Oman and Melissa Reid as co-producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Films.
Original supporting star Reinhold previously played Detective William “Billy” Rosewood, Axel’s antagonist within the LAPD. “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley” is Reinhold’s first film in five years since 2017’s “Bad Grandmas” and the Lifetime TV movie “Four Christmases and a Wedding.”
Ashton will play retired Sergeant John Taggart, and Emmy winner Reiser will be Axel’s friend and partner in the Detroit Police Department. Pinchot reprises his role as the art dealer Serge. “Beverly Hills Cop” inspired two sequels, released in 1987 and 1994, respectively. The fourth film comes 38 years after the original film, like the epic sequel “Top Gun: Maverick” 36 years later. “Beverly Hills Cop” earned a 1984 Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
Reiser reflected on reuniting with Murphy, telling Slash Film, “I was glad to finally see that he didn’t look 23 anymore. It’s like, a year ago, the fucking man looks exactly the same.”
The release date of “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley” has yet to be announced. The film is currently being produced.
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