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Kevin Bacon Set to Join Cast of Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley

The cast of the upcoming Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley has grown in a big way, as Deadline is reporting that Kevin Bacon is set to join Eddie Murphy in the upcoming fourth entry in the film.

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Bacon’s role in the film is unknown as of now, but he’ll join a production that is already underway, with filming having begun earlier this year on the highly anticipated film. Luckily for Bacon, his background in the world of crime series is extensive, having starred in The Following as well as in the ongoing Showtime crime series City On A Hill.

The long-in-development fourth installment, which has now been titled Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley, is being directed by Mark Molloy from a screenplay written by Will Beall. Joining Eddie Murphy are Inception actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zola star Taylour Paige.

The film is produced by Murphy, Jerry Bruckheimer, Chad Oman, and Melissa Reid, with Charisse Hewitt-Webster and Ray Angelic executive producing.

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The original Beverly Hills Cop was released in 1984 and starred Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a cop from Detroit who visits Beverly Hills, California to solve the murder of his best friend. The film was a smash hit, earning more than $300 million at the box office and even earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. The film also spawned two sequels, which were released in 1987 and 1994, but didn’t receive the praise or box office success of the original.


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