Do you remember Eddie Murphy in ‘Coming to America’? He'll play Zamunda royalty again in new sequel

Edduin Carvajal
Feb 12, 2019
04:07 P.M.
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One of the films that sky-rocketed Eddie Murphy’s career, “Coming to America,” will have a sequel, and Paramount Pictures announced several details about it already.


Even though they didn't disclose the title of the movie, they revealed that it would hit theaters on August 7, 2020. Some members of the staff were also shared: Craig Brewer will be the director, Kenya Barris, “Black-ish” creator, will rewrite the script, Kevin Misher and Murphy will be the producers, and Barris will be the executive producer.

While several rumors surrounded Murphy and a possible sequel of “Coming to America” for a long time, Paramount Pictures made the official announcement in 2018 when they hired Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield to work in the film.


Both men were the screenplay writers in the 1988 movie, and it was just right to get them back together for the sequel. At the moment, no details have emerged about the cast, but Murphy is expected to take the role of Prince Akeem once again.



In the 1988 movie, directed by John Landis, Prince Akeem went from Africa to Queens, New York, to escape an arranged marriage and meet a woman who would love him as a person and not for his royal title.


Apart from Murphy, other popular actors like Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and John Amos were part of “Coming to America.” Nowadays, Murphy, 57, is still working hard in the entertainment industry as “Dolemite Is My Name” and “Triplets,” two projects wherein he will appear, are in post and pre-production respectively.


It is not the first time that Murphy makes headlines recently, though. The actor welcomed his tenth child in late November 2018 and, for Christmas, he posed with all of them, plus some other members of his family.



One of his daughters, Bria, shared the image on her Instagram page. Everybody was in front of a staircase sharply dressed for the occasion. The patriarch, as always, wore his trademark turtleneck.


While the 57-year-old was holding onto Izzy Oona, his two-year-old baby daughter, his fiancée, Paige Butcher, had their newborn son, Max James, Murphy, in her arms.

Butcher, who is originally from Perth, Australia, brought little James into the world on November 30, 2018. He was reportedly born weighing six pounds and measuring 19 inches.

The couple allegedly gave Max the middle name of Charles as a tribute to the actor's late older brother, Charlie, who sadly passed away in 2017 following a fierce battle with leukemia.