Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America 2’ Aiming to Begin Filming August 8th and Wrap in Late October
HN Entertainment has reported ‘Coming to America 2’ is aiming to begin filming on August 8th and wrap in late October. The film is a sequel to the 1988 comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. As of now, there is no official title, but it was once ‘Coming 2 America.’
Craig Brewer (‘Hustle & Flow’) is directing the film. Brewer and Murphy recently collaborated on Netflix’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name,’ releasing this year. Kenya Barris (‘Black-ish’) is rewriting a script by original ‘Coming to America’ writers Barry Blaustein & David Sheffield.
Murphy is excited for the project, as well as Brewer directing:
“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, … and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.”
In the sequel, Akeem (Murphy) learns about a long lost son, and must return to America to meet his unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda.
Moreover, the goal is to reassemble the original cast: Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, John Amos, and James Earl Jones.
Paramount is releasing the film on August 7, 2020.
Source: HN Entertainment