Axel Foley, one of the most iconic characters of Eddie Murphy’s career will make a triumphant return in the upcoming Beverly Hills Cop 4, which is expected to be called Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley. The movie is currently filming until the end of October 2022 and has two new cast members. Here’s everything we know so far.
Beverly Hills Cop 4 is an upcoming Netflix Original comedy film and the fourth installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise. Netflix was first announced to receive the movie back in November 2019.
After years of delays, rewrites, and moving to different studios in 2019, it was confirmed that the long-awaited sequel would be distributed exclusively by Netflix.
Its last major delay was back in 2015 when Paramount yanked the movie from its supposed 2016 release.
Jerry Bruckheimer Films is the studio behind Beverly Hills Cop 4’s production, directed by Australian direct Mark Molloy (known for Apple at work – The Underdogs). That’s after Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah departed the project in April 2022.
Jerry Bruckheimer, Melissa Reid, and Eddie Murphy serve as producers on the movie.
Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, and Will Beall serve as writers for the movie.
What is the plot of Beverly Hills Cop 4?
We’ve now got an updated idea of what we can expect from the fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie, tentatively titled Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley.
As you know, it’s been nearly 30 years since the release of Beverly Hills Cop 3 and you would’ve thought we’ve now got a retired Axel Foley returning to the LAPD.
Here’s what we know so far:
“Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills once more after receiving a phone call from an old friend warning that his estranged daughter Jane might be in danger. Quickly making new enemies as he teams up with Jane and her ex, Detective Bobby Tapia, Axel finds himself caught up in a conspiracy stretching between deadly cartels, even the Beverly Hills Police.”
Who are the cast members of Beverly Hills Cop 4?
So far the only confirmed cast member of Beverly Hills Cop 4 is Eddie Murphy, who will be reprising his iconic role as Axel Foley.
The past few years have seen a revival of Murphy’s career, he was excellent in his comeback feature Dolemite Is My Name. Not to mention the incredibly successful Coming 2 Amercia (2021) on Amazon Prime, which was watched for 1.4 billion minutes in its opening week.