Coming To America 2, the sequel to the classic comedy which will continue the story of Akeem, an African prince who blew off his arranged marriage to seek true love in Queens, is moving forward swiftly at Paramount. The studio has now set a 7th August, 2020 release date for it.
According to Deadline Paramount Pictures is setting Craig Brewer to direct Coming To America 2 , finally bringing to the starting gate the sequel to the 1988 blockbuster comedy with Eddie Murphy who is poised to reprise his role as Akeem.
Brewer just directed Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name, and the star was eager to work with him again. The female empowerment theme of the original seems timely in today’s climate.
In the sequel, Akeem learns about a long lost son, and must return to America to meet his unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda. The intention is to bring back the original cast which includes Arsenio Hall, who played the prince’s aide Semmi; Shari Headley, who was courted by the prince when he went undercover as a fast food worker; John Amos, who played her father; and James Earl Jones, who played the king.