Netflix has acquired the rights from Paramount to make “Beverly Hills Cop 4.” Netflix is preparing to make a sequel to the popular films and they’re bringing back Eddie Murphy to reprise his starring role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming giant and Paramount agreed to a one-time licensing deal to produce the fourth installment.
The franchise launched in 1984, starring Murphy as Axel Foley, a street smart cop from Detroit investigating his friend’s murder in Beverly Hills. It got a sequel in ’87, followed by 1994’s Beverly Hills Cop III. Altogether, the films grossed $736 million worldwide, so Netflix execs are probably hoping they can recreate that magic for the fourth installment.
Murphy first played Foley in 1984 and played him again in 1987 and 1994. The 58-year-old received rave reviews this year for his role in the Netflix film Dolemite Is My Name.
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