Eddie Murphy pulls on Axel Foley’s iconic varsity jacket for new Beverly Hills Cop film

Eddie Murphy pulls on Axel Foley’s iconic varsity jacket as gets back behind the wheel of a police car while filming action sequence for new Beverly Hills Cop film in Los Angeles

  • The American actor became a household name across the globe thanks to his role as the wisecracking, streetwise detective
  • His appearance comes after the announcement that actors Taylour Paige and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Gordon-Levitt have joined the cast
  • The Golden Globe Award winner previously played Foley in 1984 hit in Beverly Hills Cop, its 1987 sequel and the 1994 release Beverly Hills Cop III

Eddie Murphy stepped back into Axel Foley’s tennis shoes on Thursday as filming commenced on the fourth installation in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise.

The actor has reprized his role as wisecracking detective Foley for a new Netflix funded edition to the film series, some 28-years after last playing his best known character.

Appearing on set in Los Angeles, Murphy, 61, was dressed in the Detroit Lions loving detective’s instantly recognizable varsity jacket while shooting his latest exterior scenes.

Here he comes: Eddie Murphy stepped back into Axel Foley’s tennis shoes on Thursday as filming commenced on the fourth installation in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise

The actor was without his stunt-double – a regular presence on set over recent days – as he climbed behind the wheel of a parking enforcement vehicle.

Surrounded by cameras, the car appeared to be ready for an action sequence involving Foley, who is back to investigate corruption within the police department.

The Golden Globe Award winner previously played Foley, a street-smart police officer from Detroit who moves to Los Angeles to solve the murder of his friend, in Beverly Hills Cop, its 1987 sequel and the 1994 release Beverly Hills Cop III.

Make way: The actor was without co-stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylour Paige as he climbed behind the wheel of a parking enforcement vehicle

Make way: The actor was without co-stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylour Paige as he climbed behind the wheel of a parking enforcement vehicle

Little more than a fortnight ago it was confirmed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylour Paige would be joining the cast, although their roles have yet to be established.

Gordon-Levitt recently gained acclaim for his roles in Super Pumped and The Trial of the Chicago 7, while Paige inked her deal to join the cast as many of her current projects are in post-production.

Elsewhere Judge Reinhold and John Ashton are expected to reprise their respective roles as Detective William “Billy” Rosewood and Sergeant John Taggart.

Let's go: Surrounded by cameras, the car appeared to be ready for an action sequence involving Foley, who is back to investigate corruption within the police department

Let’s go: Surrounded by cameras, the car appeared to be ready for an action sequence involving Foley, who is back to investigate corruption within the police department

The 1980s were well and truly back as Eddie Murphy slipped into an instantly recognizable item of clothing

Old times: Murphy as Axel Foley in 1987 film Beverly Hills Cop II

The 1980s were well and truly back as Eddie Murphy slipped into an instantly recognizable item of clothing on the set of a new Beverly Hills Cop film on Tuesday

There he is: Murphy has been accompanied by a stunt double during his daily appearances on set, but he was absent during Thursday's scene

There he is: Murphy has been accompanied by a stunt double during his daily appearances on set, but he was absent during Thursday’s scene

The project is being helmed by Mark Molloy and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman.

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley is just one of many new films Murphy has in store for fans and audiences.

His movie You People, following new couples and their interactions with family members, is in post-production while his films Triplets, a sequel to the 1988 movie Twins, and Candy Cane Lane are in pre-production.

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley is yet to be given an official release date.

Multiple films: Murphy first played Axel Foley in 1984 box-office smash Beverly Hills Cop (pictured)

Multiple films: Murphy first played Axel Foley in 1984 box-office smash Beverly Hills Cop (pictured)

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