Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy are reportedly under consideration to star alongside Eddie Murphy in the fourth entry in the “Beverly Hills Cop” franchise.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah came onboard to develop and direct the film last year, and the pair recently appeared on a Dutch talk show and suggested both names as one they were interested in for the key role.
Whomever is cast will play a new cop in Detroit who winds up clashing with Eddie Murphy’s Axel Foley, essentially flipping the premise of the original film. The plan is also to shoot much of the movie in Detroit, but getting a satisfactory script in place has been a problem.
Murphy’s involvement is also a big question – the actors hesitancy to commit to a recurring role on a “Beverly Hills Cop” TV series in 2013 was said to be a major reason the project never went to series despite a well-received pilot.