Eddie Murphy Confirms ‘Coming To America’ Sequel Is In The Works
Three decades after the original, Coming to America, is finally getting a sequel.
According to Deadline, Prince Akeem and the crew are returning to the big screen for part two.
“After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward,” Murphy said in a statement. “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.”
Paramount Studios is hoping to snag the most of the original cast for the sequel, including Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and John Amos. In the original Coming to America, Prince Akeem is not too happy about the arranged marriage he is destined to have as the Prince of Zamunda. He decides to opt out of the kingdom’s tradition and travel to the New York City borough of Queens, because what better place to find your Queen than Queens?
In the sequel, Prince Akeem will be returning to the states after he learns that he may have a long lost son who could be the next heir to the kingdom of Zamunda.
The script, which was originally written by Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, is being revamped by black-ish writer Kenya Barris.
Production will hopefully begin this year.