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