Eddie Murphy will re-collaborate with his original Beverly Hills Cop stars from across the franchise — Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Paul Reiser, and Bronson Pinchot — on Beverly Hills Cop 4 on Netflix, according to diverse.
Reinhold, Ashton, Reiser, and Pinchot will join the cast that is said to also include newcomers Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Rise of the Dark Knight, Inception) and Taylor Page (Zola, Ma Rainy’s Black Bottom). The identity of each of these representatives has not been made public, nor which side of the law they may be on.
As for the original cast who will return, Reinhold and Ashton played Detective Billy Rosewood and Sergeant John Taggart, who are assigned to track Axel Foley as he attempts to solve the murder case of his best friend. Reiser played Detective Jeffrey Friedman and portrayed fan favorite Pinchot Serge.
Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley is directed by Mark Molloy and written by Will Bell, with Murphy starring and produced alongside Jerry Bruckheimer, Chad Amman and Melissa Reed. Production will be led by Charisse Hewitt-Webster and Ray Angelic.
Beverly Hills Cop 4 has been in the works for several years now. In June 2016, Belgian directors Adel Elaraby and Bilal Falah were appointed to direct, and production is expected to begin in 2017. Obviously, this did not happen, and the duo directed Bad Boys 4 Live and Ms. Marvel episodes. Beverly Hills Cop 4 was originally announced in the mid-’90s, then again a decade later, with Rush Hour’s Brett Ratner initially lining up to direct. Several attempts have been made over the years to revive the action comedy franchise for television.
The original Beverly Hills Cop was released in 1984, and was the most successful movie of that year. Two sequels followed, in 1987 and 1994.
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