Coming to America sequel on its way.
Blog King, Mass Appeal
LOS ANGELES — Rose Bearers get ready! His royal highness Prince Akeem is “Coming to America” again. Except this time he’s not looking for a bride. After a 31-year hiatus, Eddie Murphy and company are in the process of concocting “Coming 2 America.” The African-based sequel is scheduled to hit theaters on August 7, 2020. Officials with Paramount Pictures confirmed the good news. Eddie, who portrays Prince Akeem of Zamunda, will be joined by costars Arsenio Hall (Semmi), James Earl Jones (King Jaffe Joffer), Louie Anderson (fast food worker), John Amos (Cleo McDowell) and Shari Headley (Lisa McDowell).
Age, however, could play a factor.
Eddie is 58-years-old.
Arsenio is 63.
James is 88.
Louie is 66.
John is 79.
And Shari is 55.
That’s an AARP lineup for your ass.
— B/R Kicks (@brkicks) July 15, 2019
West African comic Michael Blackson, a native of Ghana, announced his commitment shortly after receiving a personal invitation from Eddie. Directed by Craig Brewer, “Coming 2 America” will pick up where the 1988 film left off. After learning he had a long-lost son in the United States, Prince Akeem travels back to America to meet the improbable heir of Zamunda’s throne.
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