James Earl Jones Returning For ‘Coming To America’ Sequel + Kiki Layne, Leslie Jones & Rick Ross Join Cast
Legendary actor James Earl Jones is set to reportedly make his return in yet another sequel. According to reports, he will return for Paramount’s upcoming sequel “Coming 2 America” along with a group of new cast members that includes “If Beale Street Could Talk” star Kiki Layne and “Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones.
Rick Ross has also reported been cast. Jones will reprise his 1988 role as King Jaffe Joffer, father to Akeem who will be played by Eddie Murphy.
The original, directed by John Landis, “Coming to America” followed Akeem, the spoiled prince of a fictional African nation who protests against an arranged marriage set by his father, King Jaffe Joffer. Traveling to America, he goes undercover as a fast-food employee while searching for a woman to take as his wife.
In the sequel, Layne is set to join as Akeem’s daughter, while Leslie’s role has not yet been reported. Arsenio Hall and Paul Bates will also reprise their roles in the sequel, playing Semmi, Akeem’s friend, and Oha, Akeem’s servant.
As previously reported, Ruth E. Carter, who won an Oscar Award for her costume-design skills in Black Panther, will also be a part of the film. She shared a phot with her Oscar, holding the trophy with Murphy as she announced her new project with the film.
To add, another iconic cast members was recently announced, actor Wesley Snipes has reportedly agreed to be apart of the sequel set for an Aug. 7, 2020 release.
Snipes will play a new character, General Izzi, a man who rules a neighboring nation. In 1988, “Comjng To America,” was a massive success, earning $288 million at the worldwide box office.
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