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When Eddie Murphy hinted that this could happen he wasn’t joking: there really will be a sequel to his 1988 mega-hit comedy, Coming to America.


The Hollywood Reporter dropped the exclusive news this week that Warm Bodies director Jonathan Levine and Kenya Barris—the creator of Black-ish—will team up to make Coming to America 2.


Levine will direct and Barris will reportedly rewrite an existing script from writers originally attached to the project in the spring of 2017.


Eddie Murphy is also involved. Though THR reports there isn’t any settled “deal” in place, he “is expected to star” in the sequel. Because of course he is—how could you follow-up such a beloved comedy without the star whose name is synonymous with the title?


We don’t know the story of the sequel yet, but the original movie was a fish-out-of-water tale with Murphy playing the coddled Prince Akeem, who fled his African home to find true love in America.





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Shooting for Paramount comedy sequel is set to begin this fall
Craig Brewer is set to direct the follow-up to the 1988 comedy written by Kenya Barris. Eddie Murphy is set to reprise his role as Akeem, the pampered African prince who became bored of potential marriage partners in a kingdom too in awe of him, and who traveled to Queens to go undercover and find a strong-willed woman he could respect. Arsenio Hall will also return as Akeem’s BFF Semmi.

In the sequel, Akeem is set to become King of Zamunda but discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his father’s dying wish to groom this son as the crowned prince, Akeem and Semmi set off to America to meet the unlikely heir.

Snipes will play General Izzi, the ruler of a neighboring nation of Zamunda. Jermaine Fowler is also set to star.

Leslie Jones, Kiki Layne Joining Eddie Murphy in 'Coming to America' Sequel (Exclusive)

Wesley Snipes has already boarded the follow-up.
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