Coming To America is easily one of the best films to come out of the 1980’s, that’s not up for debate. A sequel to the classic hit film starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall is currently in the works according to The Hollywood Reporter:
Jonathan Levine, the director of Warm Bodies and 50/50, and Black-ish creator Kenya Barris are teaming for Coming to America 2.
Levine has been tapped to direct a follow-up to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy, with Barris on board to rewrite the script.
The sequel has long percolated at Paramount, but it was only this spring that the studio made it official, with Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, who penned the 1988 original, hired to write the follow-up.
Although there is no deal in place, Murphy is involved with the development of the sequel — which will be produced by Kevin Misher — and is expected to star.
So this clears up the on-again, off-again rumors about Murphy working on the film.
The sequel doesn’t count without James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer. Just saying. Rest in power to the late Madge Sinclair, who played Queen Aeoleon.