Coming to America 2 is coming on screen soon, over 30 years after Eddie Murphy featured as Prince Akeem in the first edition, the actor will star in a sequel that’ll be scripted by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris.
Plans are already on the ground for a sequel to the classic 1988 movie first announced in 2017 with director Jonathan Levine and Coming to America‘s original screenwriters on board but it didn’t follow through. “After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially taking shape.
We’ve assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just finished a great project on Dolemite, and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen” Murphy said in a statement.
The sequel will be about Murphy’s Prince Akeem returning to America to seek out his long-lost son, the heir to the throne of the African nation Zamunda.