Just about every remaining Beverly Hills Cop cast member is coming back for Netflix sequel

John Ashton and Judge Reinhold

John Ashton and Judge Reinhold
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Paul Reiser, Judge ReinholdJohn Ashton and Bronson Pinchot have all confirmed they’ll be appearing in the upcoming Netflix movie Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley, Deadline reports. In addition to already confirmed star Eddie Murphy, this means virtually the entirety of the remaining returning cast of the 80s and The mega-hit franchise from the 90s returns for this 30-years later sequel. (The main exception is former Detroit police officer and politician Gil Hill, who played Alex Foley’s long-suffering boss in every installment of the franchise, and who died in 2016.)

Of the four actors, only Reinhold appeared in all three hills films, which appeared in 1984, 1987 and 1994 as detective Billy Rosewood. Ashton appeared in BHC and BHC II as Billy’s partner, John Taggart, but had to miss Beverly Hills Cop 3with a replacement part go to Hector Elizondo instead. Reiser similarly missed the franchise’s ill-regarded third installment, having appeared in the first two films as Foley’s Detroit-based partner, Jeffrey Freidman. Pinchot, meanwhile, skipped Beverly Hills Cop II, after a career-making turn as snooty art dealer Serge in the first film; he came back for the third movie.

Okay, everyone has his Beverly Hills Cop Acting Universe cards now correctly filled?

Anyway, they’re all back now, along with Murphy herself, for the fourth time in Axel Foley’s fashion jackets. and Hopenly with more energy than he gathered back in ’94; both Pinchot and director John Landis commented at various times on how disheartened Murphy seemed to be about the entire venture by the time Beverly Hills Cop III rolled around.

Axel Foley has been in the making for a few years now. Netflix acquired the rights to the sequel in 2019, with no release date currently set.

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