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Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures has officially announced the release date for the sequel of Eddie Murphy’s 1998 comedy classic, Coming to America.

The film is slated to hit theaters on August 7, 2020, and has yet to receive an official title. It’s also unclear if original cast members Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and John Amos will return, however, Eddie Murphy has been confirmed to reprise his role as Prince Akeem of Zamunda.

The studio hired Hustle & Flow director Craig Brewer to direct, and Deadline reports that the sequel will revolve around Prince Akeem learning about a long-lost son, and returning to America “to meet the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda.”

To refresh your memory, the original movie starred Eddie Murphy portraying the African prince who traveled to New York City to escape an arranged marriage. The film was a major success, which garnered nearly $300 million at the box office.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

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