Eddie Murphy most recently appeared in 2021’s Coming 2 America. The film, which was originally supposed to release on the big screen, ended up being sold to Amazon Studios due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the release of that project, the star has had several others in the works, including the upcoming You People alongside Jonah Jill, Nia Long, and Julia Louis Drefus. The Netflix film is still marked in post-production by IMDB, but is still showing its scheduled for a 2022 release.
But the project that Murphy fans are really excited is the upcoming Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley, which is actively filming.
Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley Update
Joining the cast the upcoming Eddie Murphy film is Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylour Paige. The two have signed on to star in the new Beverly Hills Cop sequel, which will be the fourth film in the franchise.
Production on the film is underway with Mark Molloy directing and Eddie Murphy reprising his role as the titular police officer Axel Foley. Murphy is also producing the movie alongside Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman, from Jerry Bruckheimer Films, with Will Beall penning the script.
It’s been a minute since fans have seen the Beverly Hills Cop universe. The first film released in 1984 and was considered to be Murphy’s breakthrough role. Two additional sequels followed, one in 1987 and one in 1994.
Fans will have high hopes for project. Since Murphy has previously said that he wouldn’t appear in the franchise again unless the script was right.
“They’ve been trying to make another ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ for 15 years now.” Murphy, 61, said in 2021.
“Right now, Netflix has it, and they’re trying to develop a script. That’s what we’re supposed to be doing next. But, I’m not doing nothing until the script is right.” Murphy adds.
Eddie Murphy Wasn’t A Fan of Beverly Hills Cop 3
Murphy, who claims he still gets recognized as Axel Foley, wasn’t a fan of the third film in the series.
“The third ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ was garbage. Those movies, when I travel overseas, people say, ‘Hey, ‘Beverly Hills Cop’! Axel Foley!’ They call me that s***. All the movies I’ve done, and they call me that. If we do that movie, it has to be right.” Murphy states.
With Murphy returning for this latest film, fans shouldn’t expect to see more of him on the big screen. The star previously revealed that he won’t be returning to the busy film schedule he had during the 1980s and 1990s.
“I’m not going to be making two or three movies a year like I did back in the early days.” Murphy confirms.
Seems like Murphy appreciates a good work/life balance, and we certainly can’t fault him for that.
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