Beverly Hills Cop Axel F arrives 40 years after the series’ first installment
Reprising his role as Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop Axel F, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Glove, and Screen Actors Guild award winner Eddie Murphy is back in action in the Netflix exclusive sequel to the classic 1984 film. Detective Foley, who was determined to solve crimes in Beverly Hills, now has a new partner played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and will investigate corruption found in the Beverly Hills Police Department.
Murphy has recently opened up about the struggles of playing the beloved character in Beverly Hills Cop 4, which will launch next summer, almost thirty years following the third film in the series which was released in 1994.
“It was a hard one,” Murphy told People in an interview. “I did Axel Foley when I was in my 20s. I am not in my 20s anymore. It was an action movie. So it was a rough one. But we got through it.”
Beverly Hills Cop Axel F, once again stars Murphy at the helm and is directed by Mark Malloy. Netflix is collaborating with Paramount to make sure that fans of the franchise don’t miss Beverly Hills Cop 4. There are several reasons why the film is so eagerly awaited, including a cast that features both newcomers like Gordon Levitt and Kevin Bacon and returning favorites such as Paul Reiser and John Ashton.
“It’s a really physical movie and I had to do some physical stuff,” Murphy continued. “I like to be on the couch, I don’t like to be jumping over and shooting and running. And I had to do some jumping and shooting and running. And as a result at the end of the movie, I had a knee brace and my back is messed up. But the movie is gonna be special.”
In the teaser, Detective Foley notes how Beverly Hills has evolved over time before an exciting series of explosions, heists, and unexpected auto collisions take place. Don’t dare to miss the official trailer below for Beverly Hills Cop Axel F.