Eddie Murphy Confirms 'Coming To America 2'

January 14, 2019

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Eddie Murphy confirmed over the weekend that he will reprise his role as Prince Akeem in the sequel to "Coming to America".

In a statement with Entertainment Weekly, Murphy said, "After many years of anticipation, I'm thrilled that 'Coming to America 2' is officially moving forward... 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."

Kenya Barris, who is the creator of the show "Black-ish", will be writing the screenplay. 

Paramount Pictures is reportedly planning on bringing back the original cast, which includes Shari Headley, Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones.