“Coming to America” is now and always will be a certified classic. Sequels and remakes can be hard to pull off, especially when the original is perfection, but I’m genuinely excited for this proposed sequel because #EddieMurphy has agreed to reprise his role as #PrinceAkeem!
And now we’re getting closer to actually seeing it on the big screen! According to @Deadline, #ParamountPictures selected #CraigBrewer to direct #ComingToAmerica2. The chemistry should be good on set because Brewer recently directed Murphy in “Dolemite Is My Name” and it’s being said that Murphy is eager to work with him again.
If you need more confidence in this project, #Blackish creator #KenyaBarris is on the script and is also serving as the film’s executive producer. In the sequel, Akeem learns about a long lost son and he must return to America to meet “his unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda.”
It sounds like the original cast including #ArsenioHall, #ShariHeadley, #JohnAmos, and #JamesEarlJones are among those being asked to return.
While this sequel sounds really promising, I don’t want to get our hopes too high as there is no start date set, but the hope is that production will begin this year.
“After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward,” Murphy said in a statement. “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.”
Kenya Barris is excited about the movie as well.
“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. From Hustle and Flow to his work with Eddie on Dolemite Is My Name, he never fails to blow me away. He is a true auteur and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on board.”
#Roommates, are we showing out when this comes to theaters? Let us know!
TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh