Coming to America 2 has a release date
A sequel to the 1988 hit comedy Coming to America is going forward, with Eddie Murphy returning as African Prince Akeem, media reports confirm. The film is also trying to bring Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones and John Amos back to reprise their roles.
That day is August 7, 2020. Paramount has also announced Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Dolemite Is My Name) as the film’s director.
According to Deadline, "Akeem learns about a long-lost son, and must return to America to meet the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda."
Eddie Murphy released a statement saying:
“After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming To America 2 is officially moving forward. We’ve assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on Dolemite, and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.”
In the original film, Murphy plays a prince bored with his sheltered life and not interested in marrying an African princess selected for him. He and his friend, played by Arsenio Hall, travel to New York City, where they end up as employees at a McDonald’s-like fast food restaurant in Queens.
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