As you know by now, the sequel of Coming To America is shooting now in Atlanta. The new film, titled Coming 2 America, stars Eddie Murphy and is being directed by Craig Brewer.
Tracy Morgan, Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones and KiKi Layne are among the new cast members, while Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones and Shari Headley are among those reprising their original roles.
The first film saw Murphy play Prince Akeem, a spoiled prince from the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who arrives in Queens and in undercover fashion gets a job at a McDonald’s knockoff while trying to find a wife.
The new story sees Akeem, now set to become king, discovering he has a son he never knew about, a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his father’s dying wish to groom his son as a newly crowned prince, Akeem must once again return to America.
Character details for Mbatha are being kept under wraps. Beauvais is returning to one of her first-ever roles, playing a rose petal priestess.
Paramount has set a Dec. 18, 2020, release date for the picture.
See the behind the scenes photos below!