The studio employed “Hustle & Circulate” helmer Craig Brewer to direct the venture with Murphy anticipated to return because the star.
The venture has been within the works for a number of years with Jonathan Levine beforehand connected to direct. The California Movie Fee awarded Paramount a $13 million tax credit score final April for “Coming to America 2” however that was conditioned on manufacturing launching inside 180 days.
Kenya Barris has been connected since 2017 to rewrite a script by unique “Coming to America” writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. Murphy is producing with Kevin Misher. Barris is govt producing.
The unique film was directed by John Landis, with Murphy taking part in a captivating African prince who traveled to New York Metropolis to flee an organized marriage. Arsenio Corridor, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and John Amos co-starred within the “Coming to America,” which was a serious hit, grossing practically $300 million on the worldwide field workplace.
Brewer and Murphy labored collectively not too long ago on “Dolemite Is My Identify” for Netflix in a narrative about comic Rudy Ray Moore.
The “Coming to America” sequel is the second movie to be set for Aug. 7, 2020, following an untitled Warner Bros. occasion movie.
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