As reported by JoBlo, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah were recently speaking about Beverly Hills Cop 4 on a talk show in Holland called The World Turns. During the chat, they revealed that they want a big name to work alongside Eddie Murphy in the long-awaited sequel. They specifically name-dropped both Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy. However, it sounds like those are just names they are interested in and haven't actually had any conversations with either actor about taking on the part.
The idea is that Tatum or Hardy, or whoever this actor ultimately winds up being, will play a new cop in Detroit who winds up clashing with Eddie Murphy's Axel Foley. That would essentially flip the script from the original Beverly Hills Cop movies, where Foley was the hot, young cop shaking things up. Reportedly, the directors want to film most of the movie in Detroit for a budget of around $50 million. The main thing is getting the script together, which has proved to be problematic.
Eddie Murphy needs to be on board for Beverly Hills Cop 4 to work and he hasn't been particularly excited about the scripts that have come his way over the years. At one point, Brett Ratner was attached to do the movie, but the project ultimately fell apart. There was also a pilot for a Beverly Hills Cop TV series shot in 2013, which centered on Axel Foley's son and featured a small cameo from Eddie Murphy. The show didn't wind up getting picked up, partially because Murphy was hesitant to commit to doing a recurring role on TV.
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