‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ on Netflix: What We Know So Far

The long-awaited fourth installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise is now in pre-production at Netflix.

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Beverly Hills Cop – Picture: Paramount Pictures

Axel Foley, one of the most iconic characters of Eddie Murphy’s career will make a triumphant return in the upcoming Beverly Hills Cop 4, which is expected to be called Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F. The movie is in pre-production with production scheduled to begin at the end of August 2022. Here’s everything we know so far.

Beverly Hills Cop 4 is an upcoming Netflix Original comedy film and the fourth installment of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise. Netflix was first announced to receive the movie back in November 2019.

After years of delays, rewrites, and moving to different studios in 2019, it was confirmed that the long-awaited sequel would be distributed exclusively by Netflix.

Its last major delay was back in 2015 when Paramount yanked the movie from its supposed 2016 release.

Jerry Bruckheimer Films is the studio behind Beverly Hills Cop 4’s production, directed by Australian direct Mark Molloy (known for Apple at work – The Underdogs). That’s after Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah departed the project in April 2022.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Melissa Reid, and Eddie Murphy serve as producers on the movie.

Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, and Will Beall serve as writers for the movie.


What is the plot of Beverly Hills Cop 4?

We’ve now got an updated idea of what we can expect from the fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie, tentatively titled Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F.

As you know, it’s been nearly 30 years since the release of Beverly Hills Cop 3 and you would’ve thought we’ve now got a retired Axel Foley returning to the LAPD.

Here’s what we know so far:

“Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills once more after receiving a phone call from an old friend warning that his estranged daughter Jane might be in danger. Quickly making new enemies as he teams up with Jane and her ex, Detective Bobby Tapia, Axel finds himself caught up in a conspiracy stretching between deadly cartels, even the Beverly Hills Police.”


Who are the cast members of Beverly Hills Cop 4?

So far the only confirmed cast member of Beverly Hills Cop 4 is Eddie Murphy, who will be reprising his iconic role as Axel Foley.

The past few years have seen a revival of Murphy’s career, he was excellent in his comeback feature Dolemite Is My Name. Not to mention the incredibly successful Coming 2 Amercia (2021) on Amazon Prime, which was watched for 1.4 billion minutes in its opening week.

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Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name (left) and Coming 2 America (right)

It is rumored that John Ashton and Judge Reinhold are rumored to return for Beverly Hills Cop 4.


What is the production status of Beverly Hills Cop 4?

It’s taken a while for the movie to start production but the movie entered pre-production in February 2022.

According to Variety Insight in early 2022, the new movie was set to film in Detroit, Michigan, and Los Angeles, California. ProductionWeekly notes that some of the filmings will take place in San Bernardino and Los Angeles, California.

It was confirmed earlier in 2022 that production was likely to get underway in 2022 given that the California Film Commission granted Netflix a whopping $15,759,000 in tax credits for the movie.

Since pre-production was announced, Mark Molly replaced Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah as the movie’s director.

New updates suggest that filming on Beverly Hills Cop: Alex F. is due to get underway from August 29th, 2022.


Eddie Murphy fans will also want to keep a close eye on Netflix’s upcoming You People movie set to debut in 2022, which will have Murphy in a lead role.

It’s also worth noting that Variety stated at the time of the original announcement of the fourth movie that the deal also means that Netflix would produce an additional sequel should this entry do well.

Are you looking forward to the release of Beverly Hills Cop 4 on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ on Netflix: What We Know So Far

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 and serves as one of the lead writers here on What's on Netflix. Jacob covers all things Netflix movies and TV shows but specializes in covering anime and K-dramas. Resides in the United Kingdom.