Classic movie about fictional African nation Zamunda and its prince Akeem, played by Eddie Murphy is making a comeback with part two of the blockbuster.
Eddie Murphy (Akeem Joffer), the prince himself, who put a lot of shine in the movie will be a cast in the sequel, its been confirmed.
Plans for the sequel was first had in 1989 but that didn’t come off until 30 years later. Craig Brewer has been confirmed as director of the sequel.
Murphy confirming this wrote,
“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, and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.”
Other cast Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, James Earl Jones and John Amos are expected to make a return.
An excited Brewer is replacing Jonathan Levine who was originally chosen as its director. He confirmed this via his Instagram:
“Good morning, my neighbors!”
According to Deadline, Prince Akeem discovers that there is a long-lost heir to the kingdom of Zamunda and must head back to America where he is.
The 1988 film Coming to America upon its release became the highest grossing film in the United States, topped several box office charts, $28 million in five days and $288,752,301 in total.
Shooting of the movie is expexted this year although no production date has been scheduled.a