Monday, 18 February, 2019

Eddie Murphy's "Coming To America" Sequel Confirms 2020 Release Date

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Charles Bowen | 12 February, 2019, 22:11

Eddie Murphy is already confirmed to return, and a statement released when the news was first announced seemed to suggest that Murphy was working on having the original characters and actors return. Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and John Amos co-starred in the "Coming to America", which was a major hit, grossing almost $300 million at the worldwide box office.

Eddie Murphy's career has been off the boil for some time, with his last movie, "Mr".

"Black-ish's Kenya Barris will rewrite a script by 'Coming to America" original writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield.

Paramount is feeling confident about their long-in-the-works sequel, Coming to America 2.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount announced Monday that the film will hit theatres on 7 August next year.

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'We've assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an fantastic job on Dolemite [Is My Name], and I'm looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen'.

The original film was directed by John Landis, and starred Murphy as a wealthy African prince who comes to Queens, New York posing as a poor man to search for a bride.

The plot follows Akeem as he learns about a long-lost son in America, so he returns to meet the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda.

Brewer and Murphy worked together recently on "Dolemite Is My Name" for Netflix in a story about comedian Rudy Ray Moore.

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