“Coming To America” Sequel Underway: Eddie Murphy Will Star, Kenya Barris Penning Script

"Coming To America" Sequel Underway: Eddie Murphy Will Star, Kenya Barris Penning Script

“Coming To America” Sequel Underway

A “Coming To America” Sequel is underway! Jonathan Levine, who directed Warm Bodies, will reportedly direct the sequel. Kenya Barris, who is known for creating the hit series Black-ish, will rewrite the script. Although there is no deal in place, Eddie Murphy, who played Prince Akeem in the original film, is expected to star. Murphy is also involved in the development of the sequel.

Coming to America is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story originally created by Murphy, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and John Amos. The film was released in the United States on June 29, 1988. Eddie Murphy plays Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who comes to the United States in the hopes of finding a woman he can marry.

No additional details about the sequel have been released.

 

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Authored by: Kellie Williams