Blockbuster comedy, Coming to America first released in 1988 will be returning to screens with a sequel written by the creator of comedy series, Black-ish, and Eddie Murphy will be returning in his role as Prince Akeem.
The sequel will be based on the story of Prince Akeem returning to America to find his long-lost son, the rightful heir to the throne of Zamunda.
The sequel has been underway since 2017 when plans for it were first announced and its original screeenwriters are on board to work on it.
Eddie Murphy said in a statement, “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 [Is My Name], and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.”
“Craig’s ability to create a distinct cinematic world with each of his films is not only impressive, but also what made him exactly the voice and vision we needed to bring this story to life,” Barris added in a statement. “From Hustle and Flow to his work with Eddie on Dolemite Is My Name, he never fails to blow me away. He is a true auteur and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on board.”