Another day, another original cast member from “Coming to America” is coming back for the sequel which has been set up at Paramount Pictures.
Vanessa Bell Calloway will reportedly reprise her role as Imani Izzi, while veteran comedian Luenell will also join the cast. In the original, Imani Izzi was Prince Akeem’s wife-to-be after a marriage arranged by his father.
Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Wesley Snipes, Jermaine Fowler, Kiki Layne and James Earl Jones also star in the project with Craig Brewer (“Hustle and Flow”) directing. Murphy, Kevin Misher, and Kenya Barris are producing.