Hollywood, CA – Eddie Murphy has reportedly signed on for Coming To America 2, the sequel to the 1988 authentic. According to Deadline, the illustrious comedic actor will reprise his function as African prince “Akeem” who traveled to Queens, New York to discover a potential spouse.
Paramount Pictures has employed director Craig Brewer to deliver the movie to life. Brewer lately directed Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name.
In the sequel, Akeem discovers he has an extended misplaced son and returns to America to fulfill the inheritor to the throne of Zamunda.
“After a few years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is formally shifting ahead,” Murphy mentioned in an announcement. “We’ve assembled an amazing crew that can be led by Craig Brewer, who simply did a tremendous job on Dolemite, and I’m wanting ahead to bringing all these traditional and beloved characters again to the large display.”
The first Coming To America additionally starred Arsenio Hall as Akeem’s ever-loyal aide Semmi and he’s anticipated to reprise his function as nicely. Shari Headley, who was courted by Akeem, John Amos, who performed Headley’s father and James Earl Jones, who performed the king, are additionally on board for the sequel.
In 2017, Murphy’s daughter insinuated a Coming To America sequel was “fake news,” however evidently that wasn’t the case.
While there’s no official begin date, manufacturing is predicted to start this 12 months.