— 15 December 2023

After 30 Years, Eddie Murphy Is Revisiting His Greatest Role Of All Time

— 15 December 2023
Garry Lu
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Garry Lu

As much as we like to give Hollywood s**t about the lack of originality and nostalgia-baiting these days, you’ve got to admit… sometimes they’re just easy wins (a la Top Gun: Maverick). Now granted, comparing the Tom Cruise-led franchise with Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop series would be like comparing apples to F/A-18 fighter jets. But the first trailer for Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F gives us hope that there’s still some magic left in the old bottle.

Coming soon to Netflix (because where else, really?), the long-awaited fourth instalment of the Axel Foley story arrives 30 years after Beverly Hills Cop III screened. This time around, Murphy’s street-smart detective from Detroit, Michigan returns to investigate corruption within the Beverly Hills Police Department, which threatens the life of criminal defence attorney and daughter Jane (Taylour Paige).

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Reuniting with his old pals Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and John Taggart (John Ashton), as well as teaming up with a brand new partner/Jane’s ex-boyfriend, Detective Bobby Abbott (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), they set forth to “turn up the heat and uncover a conspiracy.”

Paul Reiser and Bronson Pinchot also reprise their respective roles as Detective Jeffrey Friedman, Axel’s partner in the Detroit Police Department, and Serge, a former art gallery salesman turned weapons dealer. Kevin Bacon, on the other hand, joins the Beverly Hills Cop universe as Captain Grant.

The screenplay has been accomplished by Will Beall (Gangster Squad, Aquaman), Tom Gormican (The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent), and Kevin Etten (The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent); while the direction has been handled by Australia’s own Mark Molloy, who replaced Brett Ratner (Rush Hour) and Adil El Arbi & Bilal Fallah (Bad Boys For Life).

Eddie Murphy Returns For 'Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F' Trailer

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This marks the second major sequel to a beloved Eddie Murphy film released by a streamer after Amazon Prime Video‘s Coming 2 America, and Murphy’s third major collab with Netflix after Dolemite Is My Name and You People.

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F is scheduled to premiere sometime in 2024 with its specific release date still currently TBA — check out the trailer above.


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Garry Lu
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After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]

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