A Coming to America Sequel Starring Eddie Murphy Is Happening

Actor Eddie Murphy attends the Los Angeles premiere of the Dreamworks

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is reworking a script by Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, who wrote the original Coming to America, while Murphy is among the producers.

The sequel will reportedly see Akeem, who spent the first movie searching NY for a bride after he grew exhausted of potential partners in awe of his royal status, learning of a long lost son in America.

EDDIE MURPHY has said he is "thrilled" that a sequel to his 1988 hit Coming to America is in the works. Brewer directed Murphy in his upcoming role as Rudy Ray Moore in the biopic, My Name Is Dolemite.

Other cast Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, James Earl Jones and John Amos are expected to make a return.

A Coming To America sequel has been simmering in Hollywood for years.

"We've assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an unbelievable job on 'Dolemite [Is My name]'", he expressed.

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In addition to working with Murphy on Dolemite, Brewer's director credits include Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan, the Footloose remake, and numerous episodes of Empire.

"Craig's ability to create a distinct cinematic world with each of his films is not only impressive, but also what made him exactly the voice and vision we needed to bring this story to life", Barris said. "From Hustle & Flow to his work with Eddie on Dolemite Is My Name, he never fails to blow me away".

It looks like Coming to America 2 might actually be happening folks.

At this time, there is no official production start scheduled for Coming to America 2, but the hope is that it will begin shooting sometime this year. We're nervous and skeptical about this one, but mostly we're just hyped.

FYI, if you think you know the original film inside and out, we urge you to take our quiz.

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