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BREAKING: Craig Brewer To Direct Eddie Murphy In ‘Coming To America 2’ For Paramount


 


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BREAKING: Craig Brewer To Direct Eddie Murphy In ‘Coming To America 2’ For Paramount
 

 


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EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures is setting Craig Brewer to direct Coming To America 2, finally bringing to the starting gate the sequel to the 1988 blockbuster comedy. Eddie Murphy is poised to reprise his role as Akeem, the pampered African prince who became bored of potential marriage partners in the kingdom too in awe of him, and who traveled to Queens to go undercover and find a woman with a strong will that he could respect. Brewer just directed Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name, and the star was eager to work with him again. The female empowerment theme of the original seems timely in today’s climate.


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Kenya Barris is rewriting a script by original Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. Murphy is producing with Kevin Misher and Barris is exec producer.

In the sequel, Akeem learns about a long lost son, and must return to America to meet his unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda. The intention is to bring back the original cast which includes Arsenio Hall, who played the prince’s aide Semmi, Shari Headley, who was courted by the prince when he went undercover as a fast food worker, John Amos, who played her father, and James Earl Jones, who played the king.


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There is no start date, but the hope is that production begins in 2019.

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

Said Kenya Barris: “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. 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.”

My Name Is Dolemite is wrapped, with script by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, and Murphy playing the self-made blaxploitation film star alongside Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Rock, Craig Robinson and T.I. The picture will be released by Netflix.

Brewer is repped by WME and attorney Carlos Goodman, and Murphy is WME, ML Management and Ziffren Brittenham’s Matt Johnson and Skip Brittenham; Barris is CAA, Artists First and attorney Gregg Gellman.


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73 comments for "BREAKING: Craig Brewer To Direct Eddie Murphy In ‘Coming To America 2’ For Paramount"

 2 weeks ago '07        #2
TH35 112 heat pts112
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Brewer is a good director. Eddie must’ve had a good time with him working on “Dolemite Is My Name” for him to get this job. I hope that movie is good. It drops on Netflix sometime this year . Eddie might end up revitalizing his career which would be great.
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 2 weeks ago '17        #3
Drewsmit 1 heat pts
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what should the plot be?

In Africa, NY?

Jus hope all the old characters return
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 2 weeks ago '06        #4
imthatinfamous 41 heat pts41
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nah you can't do this...movie is an all time great....
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 2 weeks ago '14        #5
iamlegend24 
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Micheal Blackson has to b in this movie
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 2 weeks ago '16        #6
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 imthatinfamous said
nah you can't do this...movie is an all time great....
sh*t I agree many great movies benefitted from just having one movie
I hate sequals remakes and trillogy

Heard n*ggas tryna make a warriors and a big trouble in little China
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 2 weeks ago '15        #7
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Sequels never turn out good especially comedy ones. sh*t gonna have it's moments but be disappointing like anchorman
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 2 weeks ago '07        #8
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 theFREAK said
So he sowed his royal oats off-screen?
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 2 weeks ago '18        #10
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 Hellmatic said
Sequels never turn out good especially comedy ones. sh*t gonna have it's moments but be disappointing like anchorman
A sequel is better than nothing
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 2 weeks ago '16        #11
Boogie1790 8 heat pts
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I wanna see dolomite 1st. Uncle Eddie back on them hoes
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 2 weeks ago '15        #12
Hellmatic 2 heat pts
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 Air Hairline said
A sequel is better than nothing
Nah man they need to leave coming to America alone. It's perfect that way
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Top 10 most propped recently  2 weeks ago '05        #13
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 2 weeks ago '06        #14
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Don't tarnish the coming to America legacy
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 2 weeks ago '15        #15
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Long lost son where? They gon fu*k this up smh
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 2 weeks ago '09        #16
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 iamlegend24 said
Micheal Blackson has to b in this movie
He already has his on series like this on Amazon Video.

 2 weeks ago '09        #17
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Story gonna be about his American son adopting African royalty traditions.

(I just went back to read and see if they mention a plot)

I was right.

 2 weeks ago '04        #18
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It shouldve been his son going to college in America with a girl he sorta likes, goes back home to Zamunda and meets a girl he really likes there and him deciding between them through the movie..
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 2 weeks ago '07        #20
Jumbo Rondo 68 heat pts68
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Hopefully it’s not just called coming to America 2
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 2 weeks ago '18        #21
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 Drewsmit said
what should the plot be?

In Africa, NY?

Jus hope all the old characters return

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get the fu*k outta here
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 2 weeks ago '15        #23
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Ruining a classic
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 2 weeks ago '05        #25
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Is this gon be all lives matter bs Netflix original like tales from the hood 2
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