Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F marks the return of Eddie Murphy as the iconic law enforcer in Beverly Hills Cop 4, and the film is making significant progress after years of development. The Beverly Hills Cop franchise, with Eddie Murphy in the lead role since its inception in 1984, played a key role in shaping the formula for buddy-cop action comedies. The franchise has already seen two sequels, with the latest one released in 1994. Now, after more than three decades, the fourth installment, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, is in the works.
Eddie Murphy returns as the lead, with Mark Malloy directing, in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, set to debut on Netflix. The streaming platform is collaborating with Paramount to bring Beverly Hills Cop 4 to eager franchise fans. The cast features familiar faces such as John Ashton and Paul Reiser, along with new additions like Kevin Bacon and Joseph Gordon Levitt. With a mix of returning and fresh talent, Axel Foley’s comeback after more than three decades has generated significant anticipation.
Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F Is Confirmed
The Netflix version of Beverly Hills Cop 4 was officially confirmed in 2019, according to Deadline. The complete creative team, consisting of Mark Molloy as the director and Will Beall, Tom Gormican, and Kevin Etten as the scriptwriters, was only fully disclosed in March 2023. This revelation came despite the fact that filming for the new Beverly Hills Cop movie had already begun in November 2022.
Beverly Hills Cop: New and returning Faces
The cast of Beverly Hills Cop 4 includes a blend of familiar faces from the existing trilogy and new additions. Eddie Murphy, a Grammy winner and Academy Award-nominated comedy and action legend known for Shrek and Coming to America, reprises his role as Axel Foley. Alongside Murphy, the returning actors in the cast of Beverly Hills Cop 4 include:
|Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F Role
|Lt. Billy Rosewood
|Sgt. John Taggart
|Det. Jeffrey Friedman
In addition to the returning franchise cast members, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F features new additions to the cast, including Kevin Bacon as Captain Grant, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Detective Bobby Abbott, Taylour Paige as Jane, and Patricia Belcher as Judge Angelic. The roles and how these characters fit into the story have yet to be disclosed.
Beverly Cop: Story Details
Netflix and Paramount have not revealed the details of the story for Hills Cop 4, but there are reports of a plot summary. According to Moviehole, the movie, Hills Cop: Axel F, will follow Foley as he comes back to LA to look into a corrupt Beverly Hills police force and a murder linked to them. There are also reports that Eddie Murphy’s character, Axel Foley, will have an adult daughter in the film.
Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F Trailer
Netflix unveiled an official teaser for Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F in December 2023, offering fans their first glimpse of the new film. The teaser demonstrates that Eddie Murphy seamlessly resumes his role as the titular cop, Axel. The minute-and-a-half trailer reintroduces Axel, depicting his journey from the familiar surroundings of his hometown, Detroit, to the vibrant and lively environment of Beverly Hills. While the teaser doesn’t reveal much about the plot, it showcases the thrilling action that promises Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F to be the most significant installment in the series.