Eddie Murphy Confirms ‘Coming To America’ 2 Is Coming

Eddie Murphy director Craig Brewer on board for 'Coming to America' sequel

Eddie Murphy director Craig Brewer on board for 'Coming to America' sequel

Anyway, the rumours about a sequel to the beloved comedy have circulated for years but the ball is finally rolling on Coming to America 2.

The original film was directed by John Landis, and starred Murphy as a wealthy African prince who comes to Queens, New York posing as a poor man to search for a bride.

Today's news, then, is something of a shock: according to Deadline, Murphy has signed on to headline a sequel to 1988's Coming to America.

Brewer helmed both Hustle & Flow and the 2011 Footloose remake, but recently he's been directing a number of episodes of the TV series Empire.

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is reworking a script by Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, who wrote the original Coming to America, while Murphy is among the producers. Brewer and Murphy just wrapped the Netflix film Dolemite Is My Name, where Murphy portrays Dolemite actor Rudy Ray Moore, and are now moving forward with pre-production for Coming to America 2. Murphy is producing the film alongside Kevin Misher while Barris will serve as executive producer.

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"After many years of anticipation, I'm thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward", he said.

Apparently numerous original characters will return as well, including Arsenio Hall as Akeem's assistant Seemi, Shar Headley, whom Akeem found in New York, John Amos, who played her father, and James Earl Jones, who depicted Akeem's father the king.

The hope is to start filming sometime in 2019, which would be welcome news to both fans of the original and Murphy himself, who has been trying to get the film off the ground for a while.

"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", added Barris. "From Hustle & Flow to his work with Eddie on Dolemite Is My Name, he never fails to blow me away". Let us know in the comments!

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