Eddie Murphy Is Back On The Case In ‘Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley’ First Look

After having one of his classic comedy franchises revived by a streamer with Amazon’s Coming 2 America, Eddie Murphy also has Netflix digging up Beverly Hills Cop. And while the film is still a long ways off, Empire brings the first look at Murphy who is back for Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley.

The film arrives thirty years after the first movie introduced us to Murphy’s street-smart cop Axel Foley, and twenty years after the most recent sequel. So what has Foley back on the case this time? The death of an old friend has Foley heading back to Beverly Hills to investigate corruption in their police department.

Old pals Judge Reinhold, Paul Reiser, John Ashton, and Bronson Pinchot are returning to join Murphy. At the same time, new cast members include Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kevin Bacon, and Taylour Paige as Foley’s estranged daughter Jane, who happens to be part of the Beverly Hills Police Department.

The film is directed by Mark Molloy, who replaced Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah who wanted to focus their energy on Batgirl. Gee, how’d that work out?

Add this to the growing list of nostalgia franchises brought back over the last few years, including Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Top Gun: Maverick, and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. The results have been mixed.

Look for Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley to hit Netflix in 2024.


Travis Hopson
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