‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ To Possibly Include Channing Tatum or Tom Hardy

According to JoBlo, Beverly Hills Cop 4 co-directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah appeared on the #1 talk show in Holland called “De wereld draait door” which translates to “The World Turns” and spoke to the current state of production for the sequel.

Confirming that Eddie Murphy is still on board to reprise his famous role as wisecracking cop Axel Foley, El Arbi and Fallah also hinted that they were chasing a big name to play a co-lead role, possibly Channing Tatum or Tom Hardy.

Both actors are fairly hot property right now and are guaranteed film draws should they sign, however there’s no clear indication as to whether or not either actor has been approached as yet for the role.

That being said, it’s interesting that there is progress being made. Murphy has not been in the cinematic limelight for a number of years now despite his insane 1980s popularity and in this era of reboots, it’s interesting that Beverley Hills Cop will be getting a direct sequel instead of a recasted reboot.

The directors also went on to mention that legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer is interested in getting involved and that the film’s planned budget will be around $50 million.

Screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) have been announced and the movie is expected to be filmed largely in Foley’s hometown of Detroit.

El Arbi and Fallah’s last project Black won the Discovery Award at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival gaining the attention of Bruckheimer, according to the interview.

  • Tanis11

    Watched BHC this past fall for the first time. Great flick! Stands the test of time for sure.

  • Poppity
  • William Dhalgren

    The first one is still one of my favorite comedies, and I still really enjoy the second one. But this needs to die. We don’t need it.

  • William Dhalgren

    Eddie Murphy is my favorite comic of all time. That said, I don’t think that Eddie exists anymore. He’s different, and that’s fine. But I don’t think trying to rekindle something that is no longer there is a good idea. I’ll always have BHC and BHC2. I’d rather remember him that way.

    TL;DR We’re not falling for any bananas in the tailpipe.

  • Larry Version 3

    I can agree to that.

  • Poppity

    Agreed, the first one is a classic as is the soundtrack.

  • King Alvarez

    The first one is still a good movie, the other two, not so much.

  • I don’t think Murphy has it in him anymore. He’s basically retired. Plus, no one needs this.

  • Joshua Martyniouk

    I have waited for this movie for a while now!
    Please don’t mess this up!
    Hardy and Tattum would be great in this movie!

  • Larry Version 3

    Good God…does anybody actually like the first 3 anymore? O_O

    Out of all the old – long dead franchises to bring back…this?