Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America’ Sequel Set for 2020 Release

Joann Johnston
February 12, 2019

As well as this, "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris is reworking a sequel script by the original's writers, Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. In January, it was confirmed that Eddie Murphy would reprise his role as the iconic Prince Akeem while also serving as a producer for the film and now, they've locked in a release date for the film.

The project has been in the works for several years with Jonathan Levine previously attached to direct.

Murphy has been confirmed to return to his role as Prince Akeem but it is not yet known whether the film's other stars including James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos and Arsenio Hall will return to their roles.

The original movie saw Murphy play Prince Akeem, the good-natured but pampered royal of Zamunda, who flees an arranged marriage and arrives in NY with his best friend, Semmi, played by Arsenio Hall.

Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures has officially announced the release date for the sequel of Eddie Murphy's 1998 comedy classic, Coming to America.

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Murphy is expected to return for the follow-up, although no formal deal is in place yet.

Murphy is producing alongside Kevin Misher, while Barris is executive producing.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount announced Monday that the film will hit theatres on 7 August next year.

Brewer and Murphy worked together recently on "Dolemite Is My Name" for Netflix in a story about comedian Rudy Ray Moore.

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