After several years in development, it looks like the highly-anticipated fourth installment in the action comedy franchise Beverly Hills Cop is finally moving forward as production officially begins on the Netflix sequel. Deadline brings word that the streamer has welcomed the addition of Inception actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zola star Taylour Paige, who will officially be joining Eddie Murphy in the upcoming Beverly Hills Cop 4 film.
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In addition to the upcoming comedy sequel, Paige also has two other high-profile films currently lined up for her in the near future. This includes the superhero film The Toxic Avenger and the buddy comedy Brothers. As for Gordon-Levitt, he will next be seen in Rian Johnson’s Poker Face series and in the sci-fi thriller film Ash.
The long-in-development fourth installment, which has now been titled Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley, is being directed by Mark Molloy from a screenplay written by Will Beall. Batgirl directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah were initially attached to helm the project for a long time.
The film is produced by Murphy, Jerry Bruckheimer, Chad Oman, and Melissa Reid, with Charisse Hewitt-Webster and Ray Angelic executive producing.
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The original Beverly Hills Cop was released in 1984 and starred Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a cop from Detroit who visits Beverly Hills, California to solve the murder of his best friend. The film was a smash hit, earning more than $300 million at the box office and even earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. The film also spawned two sequels, which were released in 1987 and 1994, but didn’t receive the praise or box office success of the original.