MORE PEOPLE ARE “COMING TO AMERICA”
THE SEQUEL ADDS MORE CAST AND GETS A SYNOPSIS
Quite some time has passed since word of the Coming to America sequel was announced. Well now most of the development has been completed as we now know the cast and the basic plot.
Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall will return to their iconic roles, but will now be joined by Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones and Kiki Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk). Snipes will play the ruler of a neighboring African nation, General Izzi and Layne will play the daughter of Prince Akeem.
The basic plot of the film sees Akeem about to ascend the throne, only to discover that “he has a son he never knew about, a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle”. Akeem must honor his father’s dying wish to groom a new prince and must once again travel to America. The other problem Akeem has is his daughter being “burdened with feeling like she is the son her father never had.”
James Earl Jones and Paul Bates, will reprise their roles as King Jaffe Joffer and Oha along with Murphy teaming up with Craig Brewer to direct the film.
No release date has been set.
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