Four of the original cast members of Eddie Murphy's 1984 crime-comedy hit "Beverly Hills Cop" will join the Roosevelt-raised comedy icon in the franchise's upcoming fourth film.
The streaming service Netflix, which in November 2019 licensed the rights from Paramount Pictures, announced Wednesday that Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Paul Reiser and Bronson Pinchot have joined the cast of "Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley," titled after Murphy's fish-out-of-water Detroit police detective who finds the vibes different when tracking a case to sunny Southern California. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylour Paige were previously announced for the new film.
Director Mark Molloy, who has won awards as a director of commercials and video shorts for corporations including Apple, makes his feature directorial debut. Screenwriter Will Beall's credits include co-writing "Aquaman" (2018) and "Zack Snyder's Justice League" (2021).
The film has begun production, with no plot logline given. Murphy went on to star in "Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) and "Beverly Hills Cop III" (1994).