Eddie Murphy is returning to Queens!
Multiple outlets confirm that a sequel to Coming to America is officially happening, with Murphy reprising his role as Prince Akeem.
In a statement, the actor told Deadline, “After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward… We’ve assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on Dolemite, and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.”
The 1988 original was a major hit. It followed an African prince who hopes to find a wife in the United States.
Rewriting the screen play is Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. Craig Brewer has been tapped to direct the sequel.
“Craig’s ability to create a distinct cinematic world with each of his films is not only impressive, but also what made him exactly the voice and vision we needed to bring this story to life,” Barris said. “From Hustle and Flow to his work with Eddie on Dolemite Is My Name, he never fails to blow me away. He is a true auteur and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on board.”