Arsenio Hall Officially Cast In ‘Coming To America’ Sequel

Arsenio Hall

Arsenio Hall Officially Cast In ‘Coming To America’ Sequel

Coming to America 2 is really happening! The movie’s original co-star Arsenio Hall has signed on to reprise his role as Semmi, the BFF of Prince Akeem, played by Eddie Murphy. 

Murphy will also return as the prince who wed to secure his kingdom in the 1988 original.

Semmi and Prince Akeem of ‘Coming To America’

In the sequel, Prince Akeem is set to find out about his long-lost son and has to go back to America to meet the child, who’s now next in line to rule Zamunda.

Murphy will also double as producer with Kevin Misher. “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris will also come on as an executive producer. He’s already penned a stage play of the sequel as well.

Kenya Barris

The Jasmine Brand previously reported that production for the highly-anticipated film is already in the works.

Ruth E. Carter, who won an Oscar Award for her costume-design skills in Black Panther, will also be a part of the film.

Murphy confirmed the sequel in a statement earlier this year.

“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.”

Coming to America 2 has a working release date of December 2020.

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Source: Deadline

Authored by: Char Patterson