“Hustle and Flow” director Craig Brewer, currently working with Eddie Murphy on the “Dolemite Is My Name” film at Netflix, will re-team with him for the long-awaited sequel to 1988 comedy classic “Coming to America”.
Murphy will return as Prince Akeem, who travelled from his wealthy African country to Queens in order to escape an arranged marriage and find a wife who will love him in spite of his title.
“Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris penned the most recent draft of the sequel, which would see Akeem learning about a long-lost son and returning to America to meet the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda.
Jonathan Levine (“Warm Bodies,” “50/50”) was previously attached to direct back in 2017. Murphy is producing.