(AllHipHop News) New dad Eddie Murphy is reprising one of his most famous roles for the sequel to Coming To America.
Paramount Pictures bosses have tapped Hustle & Flow director Craig Brewer to take charge of the follow-up to the hit 1988 comedy, in which Murphy played an African prince on the hunt for a wife in New York. they started talking about the project in between.
"Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris is a reworking script by Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, who wrote the original Coming to America, while Murphy is among the producers.
According to reports, the sequel will revolve around the son of Murphy's character, Akeem
The prince returns to America to uniquely hear the throne of Zamunda.
Arsenio Hall, who played the prince's aide Semmi, Shari Headley and James Earl Jones are all expected to return for the sequel.
"After many years of anticipation, I am 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." admits she's thrilled to part of the project, adding, "Craig's ability to create a distinct cinematic world with his films is not only impressive, but also made him 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 author and we couldn't be thrilled to have him on board. ”
Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Rock, Craig Robinson and TI also appear in the Netflix movie.