a man wearing a suit and tie: COMING TO AMERICA, from left, Aresnio Hall, Eddie Murphy, 1988, ©Paramount/courtesy Everett Collecti© Supplied by Penske Media Company
COMING TO AMERICA, from left, Aresnio Corridor, Eddie Murphy, 1988, ©Paramount/courtesy Everett Collecti

Over 30 years after Eddie Murphy starred as Prince Akeem in Coming to America, the actor will reprise the function in a sequel penned by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris.

Plans for a sequel to the basic 1988 comedy had been first introduced in 2017 with director Jonathan Levine and Coming to America‘s authentic screenwriters on board..

Nonetheless, Leisure Weekly reported Friday that Hustle and Move director Craig Brewer, who helmed the upcoming Murphy-starring Rudy Ray Moore biopic Dolemite Is My Title, would information Paramount’s Coming to America sequel, with Barris rewriting the script.

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“After a few years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is formally shifting ahead,” Murphy mentioned in an announcement. “We’ve assembled a fantastic crew that might be led by Craig Brewer, who simply did an incredible job on Dolemite [Is My Name], and I’m wanting ahead to bringing all these basic and beloved characters again to the massive display.”

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In accordance with EW, the sequel will revolve round Murphy’s Prince Akeem returning to America to hunt out his long-lost son, the inheritor to the throne of the African nation Zamunda.

“Craig’s means to create a definite cinematic world with every of his movies is just not solely spectacular, but in addition what made him precisely the voice and imaginative and prescient we would have liked to carry this story to life,” Barris added in an announcement. “From Hustle and Move to his work with Eddie on Dolemite Is My Name, he by no means fails to blow me away. He’s a real auteur and we couldn’t be extra thrilled to have him on board.”

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In 2011, after plans for a Beverly Hills Cop 4 fell by, Murphy admitted to Rolling Stone that he was reticent about starring in additional sequels to his beloved comedies. “I’m some sort of sequel champion, I did extra sequels than anyone,” he mentioned. “I did my share of sequels for now, anyhow.’”

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