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Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America’ Sequel Gets 2020 Release Date

Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America’ Sequel Gets 2020 Release Date

Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures has officially announced the release date for the sequel of Eddie Murphy's 1998 comedy classic, Coming to America.

The sequel, stylized as Coming 2 America, the follow-up film will have Kenya Barris, the creative mind behind Black-ish, at the helm of executive producing and also composing the script.

The project has been in the works for several years with Jonathan Levine previously attached to direct. A sequel to the 1988 film starring Eddie Murphy has always been discussed, but Paramount made it official a year ago when the studio hired Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, who wrote the screenplay for the original film, to write the sequel.

Morocco suspends participation in Saudi-led war in Yemen
Ambassador Mustapha Mansouri confirmed on Friday the recall to Morocco's Le360, the pro-establishment news website said. The Moroccan Foreign Ministry, for its part, has yet to officially comment on al-Mansouri's abrupt recall.

Paramount confirmed Monday that the actor will star in a sequel to "Coming to America", set to hit theaters next year. Eddie Murphy and Craig Brewer are also working together on the upcoming Netflix film, Dolemite Is My Name. In January, it was confirmed that Eddie Murphy would reprise his role as the iconic Prince Akeem while also serving as a producer for the film and now, they've locked in a release date for the film.

Coming 2 America will be the story of Akeem heading back to America to locate his long-lost son, presumably conceived during the time of the first film. That plot has some very basic similarities to the subplot of Black Panther, so one wonders if that film's success provided the motivation and momentum needed to get another installment of Coming to America off the ground.


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