Eddie Murphy Returns as Axel Foley in First “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F” Trailer
Axel’s back, so every law-abiding citizen of Beverly Hills can breathe a great sigh of relief. The criminals? Not so much.
Netflix has just dropped the trailer for Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, which has Eddie Murphy reprising one of his most beloved roles, that of the Detroit cop Axel Foley, who first followed a case from the mean streets of Motor City to the posh environs of Los Angeles’ most bougie suburb back in 1984. Murphy went on to play Foley in two more sequels, in 1987 and 1994, respectively, so it’ll have been 30 years since we’ve seen him getting himself in and out of trouble in Tinsel Town.
The new film comes from director Mark Molloy and finds Axel returning to Beverly Hills to investigate the death of a long-time confidant and some seriously dangerous vibes surrounding Axel’s daughter, Jane (Taylour Paige). With Axel’s return to Los Angeles comes the reappearance of some of the most beloved members of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise: Judge Reinhold’s Billy Rosewood and John Ashton’s John Taggart, two of Axel’s old police pals from the original. Bronson Pinchot returns as the lovably cuckoo Serge and Paul Reiser reprises his role from the original film as detective Jeffrey Friedman.
The new film also boasts a fantastic cast of fresh faces to Axel’s shenanigans along with Taylour Paige, and they include Kevin Bacon as Captain Grant and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Detective Bobby Abbott.
The trailer is short on plot specifics but long on that classic Beverly Hills Cop theme song and the thrill of seeing Murphy back at it in a role he took on just as his career was going into supernova mode. After all the years, the man’s still got it, and his supporting cast looks up to the challenge, too.
Check out the trailer below. Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F arrives on Netflix in the summer of 2024.
Here’s the synopsis from Netflix:
Detective Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) is back on the beat in Beverly Hills. After his daughter’s life is threatened, she (Taylour Paige) and Foley team up with a new partner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and old pals Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and John Taggart (John Ashton) to turn up the heat and uncover a conspiracy.
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Featured image: Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F. (Featured L-R) Bria Murphy as Officer Renee Minnick and Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F. Cr. Melinda Sue Gordon/Netflix ©2023.