It was recently announced that Hustle and Flow director Craig Crewer would be directing Eddie Murphy in a sequel to Coming To America for Paramount Pictures. Brewer and Murphy recently worked on Rudy Ray Moore biopic titled Dolemite Is My Name which was made for Netflix.
HN Entertainment has learned that Coming 2 America is eyeing a production start on August 8th and could complete filming in late October.
We are also hearing that the production team is currently scouting locations in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New Jersey.
Akeem (Eddie Murphy) learns about a long lost son and must return to America to meet his unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda.
The studio is said to be considering bringing back original co-stars Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, Fred Amos, and James Earl Jones.
Paramount Pictures has set the film’s release date for August 7th, 2020.
Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is the prince of a wealthy African country and wants for nothing, except a wife who will love him in spite of his title. To escape an arranged marriage, Akeem flees to America accompanied by his persnickety sidekick, Semmi (Arsenio Hall), to find his queen. Disguised as a foreign student working in fast food, he romances Lisa (Shari Headley) but struggles with revealing his true identity to her and his marital intentions to his king father (James Earl Jones).
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT