Eddie Murphy isn’t the only OG “Beverly Hills Cop” to make a comeback for the revival.
After “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley” was announced earlier this year with Murphy reprising his titular role as Detroit detective-turned-LAPD officer Axel Foley, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Paul Reiser and Bronson Pinchot, they will now reprise their roles in the fourth installment of the film. .
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While the plot details of “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley” have mostly been kept secret, it is rumored to follow Axel (Murphy) back to the Beverly Hills to look into the death of an old friend while exposing police corruption within the force. In Los Angeles, he reunites with his daughter (Taylor Page) and teams up with her police ex-boyfriend (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) to solve the case.
Mark Malloy leads the film, using a script penned by “Aquaman” screenwriter Will Bell, who previously wrote the TV series “Training Day.” Bell is also writing another ’80s revival movie, The Legend of Conan, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Jerry Bruckheimer is producing “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley” with main 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 played Detective William “Billy” Rosewood, Axel’s opponent within the LAPD. Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley marks Reinhold’s first film in five years since 2017’s “Bad Grandmas” and Lifetime TV’s “Four Christmases and a Wedding.”
Ashton will play the now-retired Sergeant John Taggart, with Emmy-winning Reiser as Axel’s friend and partner of the Detroit Police Department. Pinchot reprises his role as art dealer Serge. “Beverly Hills Cop” spurred two series that were released in 1987 and 1994, respectively. The fourth film comes 38 years after the original, and is very similar to the movie that made history, “Top Gun: Maverick” after 36 years. “Beverly Hills Cop” earned a 1984 Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
Reiser considered reuniting with co-star Murphy, telling Slash Film, “I was finally happy to see that he actually doesn’t look twenty-three anymore. It’s like, a year ago, this damn guy looks exactly the same.”
No release date has been announced for “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley”. The movie is currently in production.
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