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In a time of sequel and reboots, “Coming to America 2” is getting its turn. And guest what?! The original cast is back! Yes, that means Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, John Amos, and James Earl Jones are among those being asked to return. Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan) has been named the director and “Black-ish” creator, Kenya Barris is working on the script as well as being an executive producer.
There is not production date set but its coming soon!
Eddie Murphy had this to say about the upcoming movie, “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.”
Kenya Barris is excited about the movie as well.
“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. 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.”
Written by Clarke Jones