After a lot of talk, it’s really starting to sound like the “Coming to America” sequel is actually happening.
They just got a director by the name of Craig Brewer, who did the movie “Hustle & Flow”. He recently directed EDDIE MURPHY in “Dolemite is My Name”, a Netflix movie about ’70s “blaxploitation” movie star RUDY RAY MOORE.
The script is getting a rewrite from Kenya Barris, the creator of “Black-ish”.
In the new movie, Prince Akeem returns to America to find his long-lost son, the heir to the throne of the African nation of Zamunda. Eddie says, quote, “I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.”
There’s no word who’s coming back, but JOHN AMOS wants in. He played the father of Akeem’s bride in the original, and he told TMZ he wants to have lunch with Eddie and hash things out.
The original “Coming to America” came out in 1988.
Originally posted on January 14th, 2019