It’s all systems go for the long-rumored sequel to Eddie Murphy‘s 1988 romantic comedy, ‘Coming to America.’
Less than four months after reports began swirling that Murphy was hard at work on the follow-up to the now classic comedy (as we reported here), it’s been confirmed the film’s been green lit.
Paramount Pictures is setting Craig Brewer direct ‘Coming To America 2,’ finally bringing to the starting gate the sequel to the 1988 blockbuster comedy. Murphy is set to reprise his role as Akeem.
Kenya Barris [‘Black-ish,’ ‘Girls Trip’] is rewriting a script by original Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. Murphy is producing with Kevin Misher and Barris is exec producer.
Murphy confirmed the news via an official statement:
“After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward. We’ve assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on ‘Dolemite,’ and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.”
As of time reported, there is no release date scheduled.