Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylour Paige join Beverly Hills Cop sequel

The filming of the long overdue Eddie Murphy-led sequel is reportedly underway.

Eddie Murphy has made it his mission to bring back some of his most iconic franchises back to the forefront of the mainstream consciousness. Just a year after the successful revival of Coming 2 America, the award-winning actor is back to resurrect another one of his classic films. This time around, the Murphy-led buddy cop franchise, Beverly Hills Cop, is getting a fourth movie.

We're not really sure that the world needs a fourth Beverly Hills cop film but it sure wouldn't hurt if it's properly done.

After spending years in development hell, Deadline confirms that the next Beverly Hills Cop is officially in development with a new name, Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley. In addition to Murphy, Beverly Hills Cop 4 will welcome Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylour Paige.

The first Beverly Hills cop movie came out in 1984 and made more than $300 million at the global box office. It solidified Murphy as a bankable Hollywood actor. Unfortunately, the follow-up films didn't do as well. After Beverly Hills Cop III only had a $119.2 million global box office take (against a $50 million budget), that was it for the once-successful franchise. But, rumors of a sequel have lingered since, including one that would've been directed by Brett Ratner as well as a legacy sequel series starring Axel's son.

After 2019's Dolemite is my Name, both Netflix and Murphy deserve the benefit of the doubt.

Beverly Hills Cop 4 has enjoyed quite the journey. Paramount was initially in line to fund the project. Netflix eventually took over in 2019 and the pandemic stymied all progress. It has been three years since then and there's finally light at the end of the tunnel.

Mark Molley has signed on to direct Beverly Hills Cop 4 with a script from Aquaman screenwriter, Will Beall. Murphy is also producing the film alongside Chad Oman and Jerry Bruckheimer.

Beverly Hills Cop 4 will see Murphy renew his partnership with Netflix after 2019's Dolemite is My Name. The film currently holds a 97% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is widely considered one of Netflix's most successful originals. Hopefully, both the fourthquel as well as Murphy's comedy movie with Jonah Hill will enjoy similar numbers.

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