Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylour Paige are officially joining the cast of the much anticipated upcoming movie ‘Beverly Hills Cop’.
The pair will star alongside legendary comedian-actor Eddie Murphy in the now-titled ‘’Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley’’ which is set to release on Netflix.
Currently, production for the movie is underway. The film will be directed by Mark Molloy. Eddie Murphy will be reprising his role as Axel Foley and will serve as a producer alongside Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman. The script is being penned by Will Beall.
In a 2020 interview in 2020, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah who were selected to helm the fourth movie of the ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ franchise said that since 2016 they had been involved in the project. “We’re still involved in that project, and there’s a screenwriter now on it that’s going to try to write a first draft or a first treatment at least with the story,” El Arbi previously said. “So we’re going to see what the first version will be, but we’re very excited and hope that we can work with another icon like Eddie Murphy. That’d be great.”
The initial ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ movie was launched in 1984. The movie was later followed by two more sequels which were released in 1987 and 1994.
Way before Murphy joined the cast, the actor had earlier indicated that he wouldn’t return to the franchise again if he felt the script wasn’t compelling enough.
In one of Murphy’s interviews, he stated that “They’ve been trying to make another ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ for 15 years now.
“Right now, Netflix has it, and they’re trying to develop a script. That’s what we’re supposed to be doing next. But, I’m not doing anything until the script is right.”
Eddie asserts that he’s always been recognized as the character Axel Foley but he previously admitted that he wasn’t a fan of the third movie in the franchise.
He explained: “The third ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ was garbage. When I travel overseas, people say, ‘Hey, ‘Beverly Hills Cop’! Axel Foley!’ They call me that s***. All the movies I’ve done, and they call me that. If we do that movie, it has to be right.”
Murphy strongly indicated previously that he won’t be coming back to the hectic film schedule which he had experienced during the 80s and 90s.”I’m not going to be making two or three movies a year like I did back in the early days.”
Nevertheless, it looks like Murphy is finally onboard in making an appearance in the fourth installment of Beverly Hills Cop.