Martin Lawrence Developing Back to America


Alcon Entertainment has acquired Back to America, a pitch that will be drafted as a potential star vehicle for Martin Lawrence, reports Variety.

Lawrence, who has a first-look deal with Alcon partners Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, created the pitch and will produce the film via his Runteldat Entertainment alongside the Alcon duo. Nicole Rocklin is also producing.

The comedy centers on a working-class man from Queens who discovers he is heir to the throne of an African country and travels there to claim his birthright.