By: Kayla Reyes
Eddie Murphy and Arsenio have reunited as they will film Coming to America 2!
The first Coming to America was released in 1988 and starred Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem and Arsenio Hall as his royal handler Semmi. The film is a romantic comedy where Prince Akeem escapes an arranged marriage and travels to America with his best friend and handler Semmi to find a wife who will love him despite his title as the Prince.
James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and John Amos starred in the first movie and Jones is also returning for the second movie. Murphy, who is the creator of the story and is producing the sequel, is listed as one of the screenwriters. Craig Brewer is the director of the film with Kenya Barris who will rewrite the final draft from the original Coming to America.
Ruth E. Carter who is known for her costume designs and received an Academy Award for Best Costume Design for the movie Black Panther will dress the cast of Coming to America 2.
Although the story is unknown, the release of the film is set for August 2020. Are you excited for the sequel?