Who Should Play the New Beverly Hills Cop in the Proposed TV Series?
Posted by geeksyndicate on August 30, 2012
So by now most of the internet will have heard that Shawn Ryan, the man behind the Shield and Eddie Murphy, the man with the laugh, are currently pitching a Beverly Hills Cop TV Show to the networks. Yes I know it is yet another Cop show but come on it’s BEVERLY HILLS COP!
At the moment the project is all up in the air with rumours that Eddie, who be an exec producer on the show, will also cameo in a few episodes playing Detroit’s new chief of police. The main character in the son would be Axel Foley’s son.
In terms of the tone of the show the rumor, according to the Vulture website is ’a the series is designed to be “a buddy cop show,” that it will be an hour-long crime procedural with strong comedic elements’. Now that all sounds great but the question is if this is picked up as a TV show (crossing my fingers it is) who would you cast as new Axel Foley Jr? Here are the two that I have so far…
Aldis is currently starring in Leverage as tech expect Hardison. He also one of my fave, well rounded geeks on TV (Big Bang Theory take note) I think he does fantastic job as Hardison and I reckon he could easily pull off the comedic elements (esp as Foley did like to do different characters in the films), action scenes and switching to a more serious tone as the script required. Personally he would be my number one pick in the role.
Coming up a close second is Lamorne Morris from New Girl. Now I’m less sure about this pick, although I do think he’s great in New Girl but there’s something about this guy that tells me he would be great in the role. He could handle the comedy side of things in his sleep I reckon.
So let us know how you would pick.