Mur­phy bring­ing Prince Akeem back to ‘Amer­ica’

New York Daily News - - NEWS - BY PETER SBLENDORIO

Akeem is back!

“Com­ing to Amer­ica 2” is on its way, with Ed­die Mur­phy set to reprise his role as Prince Akeem and film­maker Craig Brewer on board to di­rect the long-awaited se­quel to the 1988 clas­sic com­edy.

Mur­phy and Brewer (right) worked to­gether on the up­com­ing Net­flix com­edy “Dolemite Is My Name,” which does not yet have a pre­miere date.

“Af­ter many years of an­tic­i­pa­tion, I’m thrilled that Com­ing to Amer­ica 2 is of­fi­cially mov­ing for­ward,” Mur­phy said in a state­ment. “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.”

g , se­quel will re­port­edly cen­ter on Akeem — the prince of Za­munda, a fic­tional coun­try in Africa — re­turn­ing to Amer­ica af­ter learn­ing he has a son.

The orig­i­nal flick in­volved Akeem trav­el­ing to the United States in an ef­fort to find a wife. He did so in New York be­cause he fig­ures the best place to find the wife for a fu­ture king is — where else? — Queens.

A pre­miere date has not been re­vealed for the se­quel.

Kenya Bar­ris, the cre­ator of mul­ti­ple TV se­ries in­clud­ing “Black-ish,” is ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ing “Com­ing to Amer­ica 2” and is re­port­edly do­ing work on a script that was orig­i­nally penned by David Sh­effield and Barry Blaustein, who wrote the first movie’s screen­play.

Brewer’s other di­rec­to­rial cred­its in­clude the dra­mas “Black Snake Moan” and “Hus­tle & Flow.”

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