- Eddie Murphy is back as Axel Foley in the long-awaited sequel, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F after a three-decade hiatus.
- The fourth installment in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise sees Axel Foley returning to Beverly Hills to investigate corruption within the police department.
- The movie features familiar faces from the franchise’s past, including Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Bronson Pinchot, and Paul Reiser, as well as new cast members Taylour Paige and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Cue the glorious electronic beats of Axel F… because Eddie Murphy is back as Axel Foley after being away for almost three decades in the first trailer for Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F. Thanks to Netflix, we now have our first look at the long, long-awaited sequel, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, which finds Murphy triumphantly slipping back into the varsity jacket and ready to fight crime. Check out the newly released trailer below:
Having not been seen since Beverly Hills Cop III back in the before times of 1994, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F finds Eddie Murphy reprising one of his most iconic roles. The sequel – and fourth outing in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise – sees Axel Foley returning to Beverly Hills to investigate corruption within the force of the Beverly Hills Police Department. Along the way, he will reunite with his estranged daughter and team up with her by-the-book cop ex-boyfriend following the death of an old friend. Check out the official synopsis below:
Detective Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) is back on the beat in Beverly Hills. After his daughter’s life is threatened, she (Taylour Paige) and Foley team up with a new partner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and old pals Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and John Taggart (John Ashton) to turn up the heat and uncover a conspiracy.
Directed by Mark Molloy, written by Will Beall, Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten, and from a story by Beall, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F will bring back several familiar faces from the franchise’s past including Judge Reinhold as Lt. William “Billy” Rosewood, John Ashton as Sgt. John Taggart, Bronson Pinchot as Serge, and Paul Reiser as Det. Jeffrey Friedman, Axel’s partner in the Detroit Police Department.
The rest of the cast includes Taylour Paige (Zola, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) as Foley’s daughter and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper, The Dark Knight Rises) as her no-nonsense police officer ex-boyfriend, as well as Mark Pellegrino (Mulholland Drive, Supernatural), and Kevin Bacon (Footloose, Tremors).
Eddie Murphy Has Revealed Why a Fourth Beverly Hills Cop Outing Took So Long
Fans of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise have been left waiting (and waiting) to see the return of Axel Foley. But why has it taken so long to materialize? Well, Eddie Murphy took the time to explain…
“Jerry Bruckheimer, the original producer. When he got involved, and he started developing the script, and he knew what Beverly Hills Cop was supposed to be… that’s when it all started to come together,” Murphy said earlier this year. “Because we tried for years and years, maybe 10, 12 years, and I must have read five or six different scripts, and it was never right. The studio was like, ‘Let’s go. Here it is.’ It was like, ‘It’s just not it.’ Jerry Bruckheimer got back in there, and he knows his s**t, and he put it together. He did [Top Gun: Maverick] just last year, and Bad Boys is Jerry Bruckheimer. So we have that same brain behind Beverly Hills Cop, and he put all the pieces in place that were required for us to make a great movie. And I’m excited for people to see it.”
Thanks to a one-time license deal made between Paramount Pictures and the streaming giant Netflix, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F is now all set to debut on the streaming platform in summer 2024.