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Eddie Murphy: Coming to America sequel confirmed

Written by on January 14, 2019

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Eddie Murphy: Coming to America sequel confirmed

The forthcoming sequel to Coming To America will star the original’s film lead Eddie Murphy, it has been confirmed.

The 1988 comedy film saw Murphy play Prince Akeem, a prince from the fictional country Zamunda who visits the US to find a woman he can marry.

Also starring the likes of Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones, Coming To America was a huge hit at the box office – grossing $288 million (£224 million) worldwide.

After news of a sequel first broke back in April 2017, it has now been confirmed that Murphy will reprise his role as Akeem for the as-yet-untitled sequel. Akeem will travel back to the US in the upcoming movie to meet his long-lost son, where he intends to inform him that he is heir to the throne in Zamunda (via Deadline).

Coming to America Trailer (1988)

“After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward,” Murphy said in a statement. “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.”

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