The wait is over! Paramount Pictures has hired Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield to write Coming to America 2.
The part two to the John Landis-directed original will be directed by Craig Brewer. So far writer Kenya Barris (Black-ish) is on board, but most importantly, Eddie Murphy is “involved and expected to star,” says Shadow and Act.
According to Deadline.com, in the sequel, Akeem learns about a long-lost son, and must return to America to meet his unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda. The intention is to bring back the original cast which includes Arsenio Hall as Semmi, the prince’s aide, Shari Headley, who went on to become the prince’s wife, and John Amos, her father. The sequel will also bring back James Earl Jones, who played the king.
There is no start date, but the hope is that production begins in 2019.
“After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward,” Murphy said in a statement.
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