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EntertainmentEddie Murphy Confirms ‘Coming to America’ Sequel Penned by ‘Black-ish’ Creator

21:30  12 january  2019
21:30  12 january  2019 Source:   rollingstone.com

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Eddie Murphy Confirms ‘ Coming to America ’ Sequel Penned by ‘ Black - ish ’ Creator . “I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved Over 30 years after Eddie Murphy starred as Prince Akeem in Coming to America , the actor will reprise the role in a sequel penned by Black - ish

Black - ish creator Kenya Barris has signed on to pen the sequel 's script. "Craig's ability to create a distinct cinematic world with each of his films is not only impressive, but also what made him exactly the voice and vision we needed to bring this story to life," Barris said.

Eddie Murphy Confirms ‘Coming to America’ Sequel Penned by ‘Black-ish’ Creator© Provided by Penske Media Corporation COMING TO AMERICA, from left, Aresnio Hall, Eddie Murphy, 1988, ©Paramount/courtesy Everett Collecti Over 30 years after Eddie Murphy starred as Prince Akeem in Coming to America, the actor will reprise the role in a sequel penned by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris.

Plans for a sequel to the classic 1988 comedy were first announced in 2017 with director Jonathan Levine and Coming to America‘s original screenwriters on board..

However, Entertainment Weekly reported Friday that Hustle and Flow director Craig Brewer, who helmed the upcoming Murphy-starring Rudy Ray Moore biopic Dolemite Is My Name, would guide Paramount’s Coming to America sequel, with Barris rewriting the script.

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A sequel to Coming to America is “officially moving forward,” three decades after the original film hit theaters. Eddie Murphy confirmed the news in a Black - ish creator Kenya Barris will pen the film’s script. Although Murphy is reprising his role as Prince Akeem, it’s unclear which other characters will

Paramount Pictures is moving forward with a Coming to America sequel penned by “ Black - ish ” creator Kenya Barris. Jonathan Levine has signed on to direct the continuation of Eddie Murphy ’s 1988 comedy

“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 [Is My Name], and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.”

According to EW, the sequel will revolve around Murphy’s Prince Akeem returning to America to seek out his long-lost son, the heir to the throne of the African nation Zamunda.

“Craig’s ability to create a distinct cinematic world with each of his films is not only impressive, but also what made him exactly the voice and vision we needed to bring this story to life,” Barris added in a statement. “From Hustle and Flow to his work with Eddie on Dolemite Is My Name, he never fails to blow me away. He is a true auteur and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on board.”

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Eddie Murphy , who’s reprising the lead role of African Prince Akeem, confirmed the film is “officially moving forward” at Paramount as the studio taps a new black - ish creator Kenya Barris is rewriting the script, which was penned by Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield.

Murphy released two stand-up specials. Eddie Murphy was his first album, released in 1982. Many black actors who would later gain wider recognition make early appearances in Murphy films, such In Coming to America , he imitated Jackie Wilson when he sang "To Be Loved", but because the

In 2011, after plans for a Beverly Hills Cop 4 fell through, Murphy admitted to Rolling Stone that he was reticent about starring in more sequels to his beloved comedies. “I’m some kind of sequel champion, I did more sequels than anybody,” he said. “I did my share of sequels for now, anyways.'”

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