All Coming to America fans are clapping with slow, deliberated slaps. We’re extremely stoked for the sequel to the 80’s classic to be in the works for Summer 2020. Wesley Snipes has been snubbed a new character in the film as General Izzi, “a man who rules a neighboring nation”.
Eddie Murphy is back as Prince Akeem, however this time, the plot thickens as he learns he has a long lost son in America. His mission is to go back to America to find his son to return him home for him to become the next heir to the throne.
Craig Brewer, the director best known for Hustle & Flow, is directing the project. Kevin Misher is producing via his Misher Films banner, along with Kenya Barris and Murphy.
James Earl Jones will be reprising his role as King Jaffe Joffer, according to Deadline. Additionally, Rick Ross has joined the cast, along with Paul Bates returning as Oha, Prince Akeem’s pernicious manservant and bodyguard.
Sunday evenings are best when you can sit down with dinner and your family and watch classics such as these. Movies like this have been a comedic staple in the community. Shoot, most people of color would lose their ‘Black Card’ if they couldn’t recite a line from Coming to America! So this sequel is truly anticipated.