Beverly Hills Cop 4 starring Eddie Murphy is happening at Netflix

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Actor Eddie Murphy attends the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards on November 6, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Actor Eddie Murphy attends the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards on November 6, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) /
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Eddie Murphy will star in Beverly Hills Cop 4 at Netflix. The streaming network picked up the movie from Paramount.

Fresh off the wildly successful Netflix original film Dolemite Is My Name, Eddie Murphy will star in another new Netflix original film: Beverly Hills Cop 4.

According to a report from Deadline, Netflix has picked up Beverly Hills Cop 4 with Murphy attached from Paramount. Murphy will reprise the role of Axel Foley in the new sequel.

Deadline is reporting the film has been in development for a while, and Paramount sees Netflix as a way to cash-in on the story while eliminating the risk of the movie underperforming at the box office.

To me, this seems like a perfect match for Netflix, especially after the success of Dolemite Is My Name and Murphy being one of the biggest movie stars in the world.

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a new Beverly Hills Cop movie. The first film premiered in theaters in 1984. Two sequels followed in 1987 and 1994. Hopefully, there are enough fans of the franchise, and Murphy, to carry this film for Netflix.

The report also mentioned there is an option for another sequel in this deal. If the fourth film of the franchise is successful, there’s a good chance there will be another sequel on the way.

I’m a big fan of the Beverly Hills Cop movies, and it’s great the movie is heading exclusively to Netflix. It’s the right spot for a movie like this, and if it’s successful, I think there could be more sequels and reboots in the works at Netflix in the future. With a built-in audience of 100 million (without all you password sharers!), there’s a clear market for movies and shows with existing fanbases.

The report did not announce when we can expect to see Beverly Hills Cop 4 or what the film will be about. We’ll be sure to let you know more about the film when we find out more information.

The good news is that Axel Foley will grace our screens again and probably solve a mystery or two while he’s at it!

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