Eddie Murphy dons THIS iconic Detroit Lions jacket while filming Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley in LA

Always fits like a glove! Eddie Murphy gets back to his iconic Detroit Lions varsity jacket as he reprises his role as the wily detective on day one on set of Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley

  • Murphy found Axel Foley’s favorite now-iconic Detroit Lions varsity jacket from his three previous outings on his first day on set of Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley
  • The American actor became a household name around the world thanks to his role as a wise and resourceful detective in the 1984 box office hit and the two following sequels.
  • The new film has encountered detours and delays, and its appearance comes a day after it was announced that Murphy will be joined by actors Taylour Paige and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
  • Gordon-Levitt has recently won acclaim for her roles in Super Pumped and The Trial of the Chicago 7, while Paige has signed a deal to join the cast as many of her current projects are in post-production.

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The 1980s were well and truly back as Eddie Murphy slipped into instantly recognizable attire ahead of his debut scenes on the set of a new Beverly Hills Cop movie on Tuesday.

The American actor became a household name around the world thanks to his role as street detective Axel Foley in the 1984 box office hit and two subsequent sequels.

And 28 years after he last played the character, Murphy, 61, reunited with Foley’s favorite now-iconic Detroit Lions varsity jacket from his three previous outings on his first day on set for Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley.

In the good old days: Murphy as Axel Foley in the 1987 film Beverly Hills Cop II

The 1980s were well and truly back as Eddie Murphy slipped into instantly recognizable attire ahead of his debut scenes on the set of a new Beverly Hills Cop movie on Tuesday.

The actor also wore a pair of pale blue jeans – another Axel staple – while his left arm was tied in a sling before his first scenes.

Murphy reportedly filmed her scene alongside Taylour Paige, whose previous credits include the late Chadwick Boseman’s last film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

The Golden Globe Award winner previously played Foley, a smart Detroit cop 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.

Stylish Coat: Some 28 years after he last played Axel Foley, Murphy has reunited with the now-iconic Detroit Lions varsity jacket, Foley's favorite in his three previous outings.

Stylish Coat: Some 28 years after he last played Axel Foley, Murphy has reunited with the now-iconic Detroit Lions varsity jacket, Foley’s favorite in his three previous outings.

Let's get physical: He wore it over a gray t-shirt that read 'Mumford Physical Education' on the front

Let’s get physical: He wore it over a gray t-shirt that read ‘Mumford Physical Education’ on the front

Beat up jeans: The Shrek actor added a pair of pale blue jeans

Beat up jeans: The Shrek actor added a pair of pale blue jeans

Broken: He put his arm in a sling for the scene, making it look like his character may have broken his arm

Broken: He put his arm in a sling for the scene, making it look like his character may have broken his arm

The new film has been met with detours and delays, and its appearance comes a day after news broke that Murphy will be joined by two other powerhouse actors who were recently cast.

Confirmation came Monday that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Taylour Paige would join the cast although neither of their roles have been revealed.

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

Dream Team: Murphy with former co-star Judge Reinhold in the 1994 film Beverly Hills Cop III

Dream Team: Murphy with former co-star Judge Reinhold in the 1994 film Beverly Hills Cop III

Rough road to filming: This is the second time Murphy has been spotted working on the film which had encountered detours and delays

Legendary: Murphy has become a household name thanks to his role as a wise detective in three previous Beverly Hills Cop films

Rough road to filming: This is the second time Murphy has been spotted working on the film which had encountered detours and delays

Filming with another star: Murphy is said to have filmed his scene alongside Taylour Paige of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom stardom (pictured August 10, 2022)

Filming with another star: Murphy is said to have filmed his scene alongside Taylour Paige of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom stardom (pictured August 10, 2022)

Multiple movies: Murphy first played Axel Foley in the 1984 box office Beverly Hills Cop (pictured)

Multiple movies: Murphy first played Axel Foley in the 1984 box office Beverly Hills Cop (pictured)

New producers: Fans might be thrilled to see Murphy back as Detective Foley after two decades of false starts and Netflix taking over the production rights

New producers: Fans might be thrilled to see Murphy back as Detective Foley after two decades of false starts and Netflix taking over the production rights

Fans might be excited to see Murphy back as Detective Foley after two decades of false starts and Netflix taking over the production rights.

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

This upcoming Beverly Hills Cop flick is just one of many the star has in store for fans and audiences alike.

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

Big names involved: The project is directed by Mark Molloy and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman

Big names involved: The project is directed by Mark Molloy and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman

One of many: This upcoming Beverly Hills Cop movie is just one of many the star has in store for fans and audiences

Warning: Murphy wears his famous varsity jacket in a scene from Beverly Hills Cop II

Hard to miss: Murphy showed off the back of his Detroit Lions varsity jacket as he relaxed between takes on Tuesday

More to come: This upcoming Beverly Hills Cop movie is just one of many the star has in store for fans and audiences, including Candy Cane Lane and Triplets

More to come: This upcoming Beverly Hills Cop movie is just one of many the star has in store for fans and audiences, including Candy Cane Lane and Triplets

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Charles P. Patton