Eddie Murphy confirms Coming To America 2

Few careers have had the ups and downs of Eddie Murphy’s.

When the stand-up comic switched to Hollywood, he became more bankable than King Midas himself.

But even in the 90s, when every movie he touched turned to shit, Murphy steered clear of a Coming To America sequel. Yet, 31 years after that movie’s release, Murphy finally looks set cash in.

According to Deadline, Murphy is teaming up with Craig Brewer, the filmmaker who just directed Murphy in the forthcoming Netflix movie, Dolemite Is My Name.

As for the plot, Deadline had this to say:

“In the sequel, Akeem learns about a long lost son, and must return to America to meet his unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda. The intention is to bring back the original cast which includes Arsenio Hall, who played the prince’s aide Semmi, Shari Headley, who was courted by the prince when he went undercover as a fast food worker, John Amos, who played her father, and James Earl Jones, who played the king.”

When someone has a genuine itch to tell a story, a long-delayed sequel can work. Like Creed. It’s especially effective when the passage of time is factored into the tale as in Trainspotting 2.

Will that apply to CTA2? Seems unlikely.

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