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    Eddie Murphy slips in Axel Foley mode for scene with Taylour Paige in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley | Daily Mail Online

    Eddie Murphy is bringing one of his beloved film characters out of retirement for one more thrill-ride caper in the streets of Beverly Hills.

    The actor and comedian returns as Axel Foley in the upcoming film Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley, which is the fourth Installment of the hit film franchise.

    And with principal photography for the shoot having only just begun days ago, Murphy was spotted filming a car scene in the upscale Los Angeles neighborhood on Wednesday with co-star Taylour Paige.

    He’s back! Eddie Murphy, 61, was seen on the set of Beverly hills Cop: Axel Foley in Beverly Hills on Wednesday just before slipping back into his trademark Detroit Lions varsity jacket

    Decked out in Foley’s signature Detroit Lions varsity jacket over a yellow t-shirt and blue jeans, Murphy sat in the front passenger’s seat alongside Paige, who was behind-the-wheel driving the red convertible BMW.

    The car made its way along the streets with the help of some movie magic: a trailer attachment that had a camera set up on it for close-up shots of the scene.

    Paige, 31, who’s best known for her roles in the VH1 sports-drama series Hit the Floor (2013-2016) and the black-comedy crime film Zola (2018), looked focused as she stared forward while doing the scenes with her tresses pulled up into a bun.

    Decked out in the trademark varsity jacket, Murphy shot a car scene in a red BMW convertible with co-star Taylour Paige on the streets of Beverly Hills

    In the driver’s seat: Paige, 31, sat behind the wheel for her car scene with Murphy

    Tight braid: Paige’s hair was tied back tightly in a long braid that fell down her back

    Movie #4: The actor and comedian returns as Axel Foley in the upcoming film Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley, which is the fourth Installment of the hit film franchise

    Old school: The WJLB call sign returned for the third time to the Detroit area in 1980, along with an Urban Contemporary format, which was just a couple years before Foley would have have embarked on his first mission from the Motor City to Beverly Hills for the first film, Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

    Back on set, Murphy, 61, would shed his character’s trademark jacket to reveal that his yellow t-shirt read: ‘WJLB FM 98,’ on the front, that happens to be an actual radio station in Detroit, Michigan.

    The WJLB call sign returned for the third time to the Detroit area in 1980, along with an Urban Contemporary format, which was just a couple years before Foley would have have embarked on his first mission from the Motor City to Beverly Hills for the first film, Beverly Hills Cop (1984).

    Playing Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who visits Beverly Hills to solve the murder of his best friend, ended up scoring big with audiences. It was an immediate blockbuster hit, receiving critical acclaim and earning $234 million at the North American domestic box office, and $316 million worldwide, on just a $13 million budget. Those numbers were good enough to make it the highest-grossing film released in 1984 in the U.S.

    The buddy cop action-comedy also starred Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Ronny Cox, Paul Reiser, Steven Berkoff and Jonathan Banks.

    Street-smart: Murphy plays Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who visits Beverly Hills to solve the murder of his best friend, ended up scoring big with audiences

    Long haul: This fourth installment in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise is a long time in coming, considering various filmmakers have tried to get it off the ground since the mid-1990s

    All-star cast: The buddy cop action-comedy also starred Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Ronny Cox, Paul Reiser, Steven Berkoff and Jonathan Banks

    Years in the making: The fourth entry in the film franchise is a long time in coming, considering it was originally discussed in the mid-1990s, but eventually fizzled out

    Blockbuster hit: The original Beverly Hills Cop (1984) was a hit with audiences, grossing $316 million at the worldwide box office on just a $13 million budget

    With many of the same cast members back in the fold, Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) would also become a smash at the box office three years later, grossing more than $153 million domestically, while nearly matching the original’s worldwide take with $300 million on a $27 million budget.

    The third installment, Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), seven years on, didn’t fare as well at the box office, grossing $42.6 million in the U.S and $76.5 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $119.2 million alongside a budget of $50 million.

    The fourth entry in the film franchise is a long time in coming, considering it was originally discussed in the mid-1990s, but eventually fizzled out.

    It entered a complicated production process with various directors and screenwriters attached at various points over the years, beginning again in 2006.

    Another smash hit: Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) was also a smash at the box office three years after the original, grossing $300 million on a $27 million budget

    Eventually, everything came into place and Mark Molloy was brought in as director, in April 2022, after Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah dropped out of the running to focus on Batgirl.

    Malloy will be working from a script by Will Beall, who’s best known for penning films Gangster Squad (2013) and Aquaman (2018).

    Principal photography began in Los Angeles on August 29, with actor Joseph Gordon Levitt being among Murphy’s co-stars for the film.

    Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley is set to be released by Netflix, although a firm premiere date has not been officially announced.

    Three not so much a charm: The third installment in the film franchise, Beverly Hills Cop III, didn’t fare as well with audiences or with critics, earning $119.2 million at the worldwide box office on a $50 million budget; Murphy is pictured with co-star Judge Reinhold

    Eddie Murphy slips in Axel Foley mode for scene with Taylour Paige in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley

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