Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley First Image Released

Beverly Hills Cop Axel Foley

Get your wrenches and start tightening those lug nuts—Axel Foley is making a triumphant return after three decades of radio silence, and this time, the iconic Beverly Hills Cop is hitting your Netflix screens. After a 30-year hiatus, Eddie Murphy is dusting off his detective hat and reprising the role that made him a household name. It’s been a whopping 40 years since Axel Foley first graced the cinematic stage, and now, in 2024, he’s back in action with a bang.

Prepare yourself for a nostalgia-packed extravaganza as familiar faces like Judge Reinhold, Paul Reiser, and Bronson Pinochet join Murphy on this rollercoaster ride. The man behind the scenes, the maestro of cop drama, Jerry Bruckheimer, is back in the producer’s chair, promising an Eddie Murphy performance that will transport you straight back to the neon-lit ’80s. In an exclusive chat with Empire for their 2024 Preview issue, Bruckheimer spills the beans on what to expect, teasing that every day on set is a blast from the past.

But this isn’t just about reliving the glory days—Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley, directed by Mark Molloy, is all about catching up with the detective in the present. Taylour Paige steps into the scene as Foley’s criminal defense attorney daughter, adding a whole new layer to the narrative. The plot thickens as she drags her dad into a California-based case, throwing a spanner in the works for none other than Kevin Bacon’s LAPD special-unit officer. And there’s a new kid on the block—Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins the lineup as Foley’s new partner, promising a comedic duo that’ll have you in stitches. According to Bruckheimer, they’re a match made in comedic heaven, with Gordon-Levitt playing the perfect straight man to Murphy’s unpredictable antics.

But don’t let the laughs fool you—just like a well-oiled engine, there’s depth beneath the surface. Bruckheimer assures us that Beverly Hills Cop’s gags come with serious underpinnings, touching on the emotional chords that make the story resonate. “It’s about the emotion,” he declares. “No matter how funny it is, how much great action it has, it’s all about the heartstrings.” So, get ready for a killer new case, a blend of humor and heart, and a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

Empire’s Fall Guy Issue spills all the beans on the world-exclusive Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley story. Grab your copy of the 2024 Preview issue, hitting the shelves on Thursday, November 23. And mark your calendars, because Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley is gearing up for a Netflix premiere in 2024—get ready for the cop caper of the decade!

Source: Empire

Originally posted 2023-11-20 14:41:03.