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Who Should Play Axel Foley’s Son In The Beverly Hills Cop TV Show?

By Gabe Delahaye / October 26, 2011 - 12:30 pm

Eddie Murphy is on the cover of this month’s Rolling Stone in light of the runaway success of the forward-thinking payment plan in which you can pay 60 dollars to watch Tower Heist in your home instead of going to the movie theater like a human being. (That is not true. They canceled this idea. But what an idea! The future just kidding!) Also he is hosting this year’s Oscars. And also he is Eddie Murphy. Look, there’s plenty of reasons for him to be in a magazine and I don’t know why you’re being so stubborn and combative about it. Anyway, in a teaser for what you will learn about Eddie Murphy in the article, Rolling Stone posted the following to their website:

Murphy has decided not to make Beverly Hills Cop IV. “They’re not doing it,” he says. “What I’m trying to do now is produce a TV show starring Axel Foley’s son, and Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit. I’d do the pilot, show up here and there. None of the movie scripts were right; it was trying to force the premise. If you have to force something, you shouldn’t be doing it. It was always a rehash of the old thing. It was always wrong.”

There is nothing more natural and less forced than turning Beverly Hills Cop into a television show 100 years after the fact, and having Eddie Murphy do occasional cameos as the chief of police of Detroit when it suits him. Follow your bliss, girl. There are no rules in art! Water always finds its level. Of course, if we’re ever going to see this free verse poem of a TV show become a reality, we’re going to need to cast someone as Eddie Murphy’s son. But who?

Jaden Smith
This young actor is very hot right now. Most of his work has been in movies, but lots of actors are making that jump these days and surely the right TV project could win him over to the small screen, especially a starring role like this in a famous franchise. Besides, he’s hilarious, probably. Who cares.

Willow Smith
This young singer is so hot right now. It would be a little bit of a twist to have a tough as nails cop who doesn’t play by the book but who is also a girl, you know? She’s brassy AND adorkable. Eddie Murphy would always be throwing the book at her, but then later they would make up, because he’s her dad. Each week she could perform a new original song, like an updated version of the wildly popular and almost impossibly successful show Cop Rock.

It’s a crowded field, but hopefully they’ll cast the right person in the role. What’s not up for debate, of course, is the show’s theme music, which is ready 2 go.

Great show. Can’t wait. Gonna need a bigger DVR, etc.