Paramount Sets Arrival Date For ‘Coming To America 2’

Coming To America

Paramount has announced that the as-yet-untitled Coming to Americawill open on Aug. 7, 2020.

The only other major studio release on that date is an untitled Warner Bros. pic.

Craig Brewer is set to direct the sequel to the 1988 blockbuster comedy.  Eddie Murphy is poised to reprise his role as Akeem, the pampered African prince who became bored of potential marriage partners in a kingdom too in awe of him, and who traveled to Queens to go undercover and find a strong-willed woman he could respect.

In the sequel, Akeem learns about a long-lost son, and must return to America to meet the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda.

Kenya Barris is rewriting a script by original Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. Murphy is producing with Kevin Misher and Barris is exec producer.

Pic’s original cast included 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.


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