Eddie Murphy slips into Axel Foley mode for the scene with Taylour Paige in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley
Eddie Murphy brings one of his beloved movie characters out of retirement for another thrilling ride through the streets of Beverly Hills.
The actor and comedian returns as Axel Foley in the upcoming Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley, the fourth installment in the hit franchise.
And since principal photography for filming had only started a few days ago, Murphy was spotted filming a car scene in upscale Los Angeles on Wednesday with co-star Taylour Paige.
He is back! Eddie Murphy, 61, was spotted on the set of Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, just before slipping back into his signature Detroit Lions varsity jacket
Kitted out in Foley’s signature Detroit Lions varsity jacket over a yellow t-shirt and blue jeans, Murphy sat in the passenger seat next to Paige, who was behind the wheel of the red convertible BMW.
The car weaved its way through the streets with the help of some film magic: a trailer attachment on which a camera was mounted for close-up shots of the scene.
Paige, 31, who is best known for her roles in the VH1 sports drama series Hit the Floor (2013-2016) and black crime drama Zola (2018), looked focused as she stared ahead as she filmed the scenes with her curls twisted into a bun.
In his signature varsity jacket, Murphy filmed a car scene in a red BMW convertible with co-star Taylour Paige on the streets of Beverly Hills
In the driver’s seat: Paige, 31, was behind the wheel for her car scene with Murphy
Tight braid: Paige’s hair was tied back tightly in a long braid that fell down her back
Movie #4: The actor and comedian returns as Axel Foley in the upcoming Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley movie, the fourth installment in the hit film series
Old school: The WJLB callsign returned to the Detroit area for a third time in 1980, along with an urban contemporary format that would have embarked just a few years before Foley would have embarked on his first mission from the Motor City to Beverly Hills in the first film, Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Back on set, Murphy, 61, would shed his character’s signature jacket to reveal that his yellow t-shirt read: “WJLB FM 98” on the front, this happens to be a real radio station in Detroit, Michigan.
The WJLB callsign returned to the Detroit area for a third time in 1980, along with an urban contemporary format that would have embarked just a few years before Foley would have embarked on his first mission from the Motor City to Beverly Hills for the first film, Beverly- Hills Cop (1984).
The role of Foley, a savvy Detroit cop who visits Beverly Hills to solve the murder of his best friend, was a huge hit with audiences. It was an instant blockbuster hit to critical acclaim, grossing $234 million at the North American box office and $316 million worldwide on a budget of just $13 million. Those numbers were good enough to make it the highest-grossing film released in the United States in 1984
The buddy cop action comedy also starred Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Ronny Cox, Paul Reiser, Steven Berkoff and Jonathan Banks.
Crazy: Murphy plays Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who visits Beverly Hills to solve the murder of his best friend and is a huge hit with audiences
Long Haul: This fourth installment in the Beverly Hills cop franchise is a long time coming considering various filmmakers have been trying to pull it off since the mid-1990s
Star Cast: The buddy cop action comedy also starred Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Ronny Cox, Paul Reiser, Steven Berkoff and Jonathan Banks
Years of preparation: The fourth entry in the film series is a long time coming considering it was originally mooted in the mid-1990s but eventually fizzled out
Blockbuster Hit: The original Beverly Hills Cop (1984) was a hit with audiences, grossing $316 million at the worldwide box office on a budget of just $13 million
With many of the same cast members back in the fold, Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) three years later was also a box office smash, grossing more than $153 million domestically while approaching $300 million the original’s worldwide takings approached a budget of $27 million.
The third installment, Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), seven years later, did not fare as well at the box office, grossing $42.6 million in the US and $76.5 million internationally, which is a worldwide Total of $119.2 million on a budget of $50 million.
The fourth entry in the film franchise is a long time coming considering it was initially mooted in the mid-1990s but eventually fizzled out.
A complicated production process began with different directors and screenwriters being used in different places over the years, starting again in 2006.
Another smash hit, Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) was also a box office hit three years after the original, grossing $300 million on a budget of $27 million
Eventually everything fell into place and Mark Molloy was hired to direct in April 2022 after Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah dropped out of the race to focus on Batgirl.
Malloy will be working from a screenplay by Will Beall, best known for writing the films Gangster Squad (2013) and Aquaman (2018).
Filming began August 29 in Los Angeles with actor Joseph Gordon Levitt among Murphy’s co-stars for the film.
Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley is set to be released by Netflix, though a firm premiere date hasn’t been officially announced yet.
Three less appealing: The third in the series, Beverly Hills Cop III, was not well received by audiences and critics, grossing $119.2 million at the global box office on a budget of $50 million; Murphy is pictured with co-star Judge Reinhold
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