Beverly Hills Cop Original Cast Members Reteam With Eddie Murphy For Netflix's Axel Foley – Report
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Eddie Murphy will reteam with his original Beverly Hills Cop co-stars from all across the franchise–Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Paul Reiser, and Bronson Pinchot–on Netflix’s Beverly Hills Cop 4, according to Variety.
Reinhold, Ashton, Reiser, and Pinchot will join a cast that also reportedly includes newcomers Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) and Taylour Paige (Zola, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom). It has not been announced who each of these actors will be portraying, nor what side of the law they might be on.
As for the original actors who are coming back, Reinhold and Ashton played Detective Billy Rosewood and Sergeant John Taggart, who were hired to track Axel Foley as he attempted to solve the murder of his best friend. Reiser played Detective Jeffrey Friedman and Pinchot portrayed fan-favorite Serge.
Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley is directed by Mark Molloy and written by Will Beall, with Murphy starring and producing alongside Jerry Bruckheimer, Chad Oman, and Melissa Reid. Charisse Hewitt-Webster and Ray Angelic will executive produce.
Beverly Hills Cop 4 has been in the works for several years. In June 2016, Belgian directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah were hired to direct, with production expected to begin in 2017. This, obviously, didn’t wind up happening and the duo directed Bad Boys 4 Life and episodes of Ms. Marvel. Beverly Hills Cop 4 was originally announced in the mid-’90s, and then again a decade later, with Rush Hour’s Brett Ratner initially lined up to direct. Several attempts have been made through the years to revive the action-comedy franchise for television.
The original Beverly Hills Cop was released in 1984, and it was the most successful movie of that year. It was followed by two sequels in 1987 and 1994.
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