Eddie Murphy Goes Back To Beverly Hills

By Josh Tyler 2006-05-02 00:00:00discussion comments
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Eddie Murphy is revisiting old material. No, itís not another godforsaken Clumps movie. Instead, heís returning to Axel Foley and Beverly Hills Cop.

The Guardian and Brit newspaper The Sun say Eddie has jumped on board Beverly Hills Cop 4 after seeing a rough outline of the film. In other words thereís no script, but he liked the ideas thrown at him well enough that he was willing to commit.

Itís been more than a decade since Eddie played Axel Foley, Beverly Hills Cop 3 debuted in 1994. Audience interest decreased steadily with each subsequent sequel following the original 1984 hit, but after more than a decade without Axel maybe itís time to see him again. It would be easy to whine and moan about yet another Hollywood sequel, or to see this as yet another nail in the coffin of Eddie Murphyís struggling career. But after giving us a break from the character, why not go back to him? Beverly Hills Cop was good, and most probably wouldnít mind a nostalgic trip back to that world. Besides, Eddie could probably use the confidence booster.

For those of you unlucky enough to miss out on the 80s, Beverly Hills Cop starred Eddie Murphy as a freewheeling Detroit cop thrust into the cushy world of Beverly Hills policing. He brings with him to California a penchant for blowing things up, and a really funny laugh.

Murphy will show up in cinemas later this year as one of the leads in Bill Condonís next movie, Dreamgirls. Heís also still making money hand over fist as the voice of Donkey. Work is already under way on the third Shrek movie, Shrek the Third.
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