Date: 18th November 2019
Eddie Murphy's long-mooted fourth Beverly Hills Cop film will bypass theaters, instead headed for Netflix in a deal with Paramount.
The planned film would be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the first two movies, in 1984 and 1987, and would see Murphy reprise his role of Detroit Cop Axel Foley.
Back at the beginning of October Murphy confirmed that once Coming to America 2 is done and dusted, the new instalment in the Beverly Hills franchise would be his next project before he heads back to stand-up comedy.
"Yeah, that is what we're doing after 'Coming to America 2'. We're doing 'Beverly Hills Cop' and then the plan is to get back on stage and do stand-up. That’s what I'll be doing mostly is stand-up. These movies and 'Saturday Night Live' it's kind of like… I'm looking at it as a bookend. If I decided I wanted to stay on the couch forever, I ended it on a funny note."
The original 1984 action comedy shot Murphy to stardom when he played Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who visits Beverly Hills, California to solve the murder of his best friend. The film also starred Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Ronny Cox, Lisa Eilbacher, Steven Berkoff and Jonathan Banks appear in supporting roles.
Source: Press Release