Eddie Murphy Confirms “Coming to America 2” is ‘Officially Moving Forward’

Eddie Murphy in "Coming to America"
Eddie Murphy in “Coming to America”

We’ve been saying since 2013 that there should be a sequel to Coming to America and now, after a long development, it’s actually happening.

Eddie Murphy, who’s reprising the lead role of African Prince Akeem, confirmed the film is “officially moving forward” at Paramount as the studio taps a new director, Craig Brewer (Fox’s Empire), EW has learned.

“After many years of anticipation, I’m 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 [Is My Name], and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.”

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SOURCE: NICK ROMANO
Entertainment Weekly