Beverly Hills Cop 4 Gets New Title and Adds More Stars as the Film Enters Production

Netflix’s newly titled Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley has reportedly entered production with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylour Paige joining Eddie Murphy on the long-awaited sequel.

According to Deadline, the fourth film in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise is finally moving forward as cameras have started to roll on the Axel Foley sequel. The next installment is being directed by Mark Molloy from a screenplay written by Will Beall. Murphy is stepping back into his titular role and also producing alongside Jerry Bruckheimer, Chad Oman, and Melissa Reid of Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

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Charisse Hewitt-Webster and Ray Angelic are both said to be serving as executive producers on the new movie, which Netflix officially acquired the rights to in 2019. The project, however, has been in the works for several years, with one previous attempt at the fourth franchise entry suffering setbacks and a separate spinoff series failing to ever get off the ground due to fan reactions.

The Beverly Hills Cop franchise launched in 1984 with the release of the first movie which was later followed by Beverly Hills Cop 2 in 1987 and Beverly Hills Cop 3 in 1994. The films grossed a total of $712 million at the worldwide box office, with audiences turning up to theaters to follow the adventures of street-smart Detroit cop Axel Foley and his criminal investigations in California.

The plot of this fourth film is currently under wraps, and it does not yet have a release date.

Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.

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