Eddie Murphy To Reprise "Akeem" Role In "Coming To America" Sequel

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 position as African prince “Akeem” who traveled to Queens, New York to discover a potential spouse.

Paramount Pictures has employed director Craig Brewer to convey the movie to life. Brewer not too long ago directed Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name. 

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In the sequel, Akeem discovers he has a protracted misplaced son and returns to America to satisfy 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 a press release. “We’ve assembled a terrific workforce that will likely be led by Craig Brewer, who simply did an incredible job on Dolemite, and I’m wanting ahead to bringing all these traditional and beloved characters again to the large display screen.”

The first Coming To America additionally starred Arsenio Hall as Akeem’s ever-loyal aide Semmi and he’s anticipated to reprise his position as properly. 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 “pretend information,” however evidently that wasn’t the case.

While there’s no official begin date, manufacturing is anticipated to start this yr.