Eddie Murphy planning Beverly Hills Cop 4 after Coming to America 2
It’s been quite a while since we had any updates on Beverly Hills Cop 4 — over three years to be exact. Now, legendary actor-comedian Eddie Murphy has revealed to Collider that the project will be his next project once he finishes the sequel to Coming to America.
“Yeah that’s what we’re doing after Coming to America 2,” Murphy said in the interview. “We’re doing Beverly Hills Cop and then the plan is to get back on stage and do standup. That’s what I’ll be doing mostly is standup. These movies and Saturday Night Live it’s kind of like…I’m looking at it as a bookend. If I decided I wanted to stay on the couch forever, I ended it on a funny note.”
Murphy is currently making the rounds to promote his upcoming biographical comedy, Dolemite Is My Name. The film is based on the life of Rudy Ray Moore, the comedian well-known for his raunchy, X-rated stand up that he also infused with rapping and rhythm, earning him the nickname Godfather of Rap. Moore also became popular for his creation of the character Dolemite in his stand-up routines that, after five years of performing as the urban hero, he decided to bring him to the big screen with the 1975 movie of the same name.
The upcoming biopic, directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) and written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People vs O.J. Simpson), will see Murphy portray Moore.
Dolemite is My Name had its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. The film will have its theatrical release in select theaters on October 4 and it will be available for streaming on October 25.