It has been 31 years since we have visited Zamunda, and it is about time we went again!
The long-awaited sequel to the 1988 romantic comedy Coming to America has formally develop into a actuality. After being produced by Paramount Footage in affiliation with New Republic Footage, it was introduced that Amazon Studios has acquired worldwide rights to the sequel, which is ready to launch on March 5, 2021.
The movie, titled Coming 2 America, has tapped Craig Brewer, the director of Hustle & Stream and the Footloose remake, to steer the venture. Brewer beforehand directed Eddie Murphy within the Netflix movie Dolemite Is My Identify, and in accordance with Deadline, the 2 are desirous to work collectively once more.
Murphy is anticipated to return as Prince Akeem, who traveled from his fictional African nation of Zamunda to flee an organized marriage. He went on to search out the love of his life and eventual queen, Lisa McDowell, in Queens, whereas giving us a plethora of iconic scenes. And sure, there are fairly a number of acquainted faces in that clip, as a result of Coming to America had a star-studded solid, together with Arsenio Corridor, Shari Headley, James Earl Jones, Samuel L. Jackson (briefly), and Louie Anderson. Whereas we do not know who will likely be again for the sequel, we do know what the story is at present shaping as much as be. Deadline reviews that within the sequel, Akeem learns a few lengthy misplaced son, and should return to America to satisfy his surprising inheritor.
Black-ish creator Kenya Barris has been tapped to rewrite a script by authentic Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, whereas Murphy will function producer with Kevin Misher.
“After a few years of anticipation, I am thrilled that Coming to America 2 is formally shifting ahead,” Murphy stated in a press release. “We have assembled an ideal workforce that will likely be led by Craig Brewer, who simply did a tremendous job on Dolemite, and I am trying ahead to bringing all these basic and beloved characters again to the massive display screen.”
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