Netflix Unveils Title for ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Reboot and Cast Joining Eddie Murphy

Beverly Hills Cop 4 Cast. (Credit: Deposit Photos)

Axel Foley is officially back on duty and ready to investigate a new case in the Beverly Hills Cop reboot.

After years of delays, multiple directors and changes including a 2019 move from Paramount to Netflix, production on the fourth installment of the franchise began this week, Netflix announced in a press release.

The streamer also revealed the comedy sequel’s title is Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley. 

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The sequel will follow Eddie Murphy in his return as Axel Foley, nearly 40 years after the original 1984 film.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylour Paige are joining Murphy in the cast, although their roles have not been disclosed.

Gordon-Levitt most recently starred in two Netflix originals, Project Power and The Trial of the Chicago 7, Showtime’s Super Pumped and will soon play the role of Jimmy Cricket, in Disney’s Pinocchio remake.

Paige, who recently made her musical debut on Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, has starred in Sharp Stick, The Toxic Avenger, Jean Of the Joneses, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and the 2020 Sundance hit Zola.

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The original Beverly Hills Cop followed a street-smart Detroit cop who traveled to Beverly Hills to investigate a crime, even though it was way out of his jurisdiction.

The film was so popular that parts two and three landed in theaters by 1994, with combined franchise earnings of $712 million worldwide. The films also made Murphy a global star, with talks of a sequel ever since the mid-90s.

The new installment is directed by Mark Molloy and written by Aquaman writer Will Beall. Murphy is not only returning as Foley, but producing alongside Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman.

The film does not yet have a release date.