The Prince of Zamunda is back!
Fans of the 80s hit “Coming to America” are rejoicing over recent news of a sequel that’s on the way with the original cast!
According to Deadline, “Coming to America 2” is on its way, with the legendary Eddie Murphy set to reprise his role as Prince Akeem and filmmaker Craig Brewer taped to direct the long-awaited sequel to the 1988 classic comedy.
The “Doctor Dolittle” star recently released a statement confirming the sequel with Brewer on board.
“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.”
The sequel will reportedly center around Akeem — the prince of Zamunda, a fictional country in Africa — returning to America after learning he has a long lost son, Deadline reports. The original film focused on Akeem’s first travel to the United States in an effort to find a wife that he truly loved. He moved to New York City after he figures the best place to find the wife for a future king is in Queens.
A premiere date for the sequel has not yet been announced while Brewer works to bring back the original cast members Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, and Shari Headley, Deadline reports.
The original film was directed by John Landis and went on to become the third-highest grossing film in the U.S. in 1988, after “Rain Man” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”, NY Daily News reports.
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