We’re still nearly eight months away from the debut of the highly-anticipated Eddie Murphy (Dolemite is My Name) sequel, Coming 2 America, and while some stars’ character details are still unknown, Tracy Morgan (The Last OG) has offered some new insight on his role. (Via Cinema Blend)
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In a recent interview with The Howard Stern Show, Morgan revealed that his character Reem is set to be “big time in this movie,” acting as the brother to Leslie Jones’ character, the mother of Murphy’s Prince Akeem’s long-lost son from a one-night stand in the past.
Well, Eddie had a son in the first one, and I’m that boy’s uncle. I’m his uncle and that’s gonna be awesome. I’ve always wanted to work with one of my idols and my comedic heroes. And I had the opportunity to work with him.
Coming 2 America will follow 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 new crowned prince, Akeem must once again return to America.
The film will be directed by Craig Brewer, who previously worked with Paramount Pictures on Hustle & Flow, Blake Snake Moan, and the 2011 Footloose remake. black-ish creator Kenya Barris penned the script.
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The original film was directed by John Landis and starred Murphy as a wealthy African prince who comes to Queens, New York posing as a poor man to search for a bride.
The cast includes original stars Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Paul Bates, and Shari Headley. In addition, Leslie Jones, Kiki Layne, Wesley Snipes, Jermaine Fowler, Rick Ross, singer Teyana Taylor, and comedian Michael Blackson have also been cast for the sequel with Louie Anderson set to reprise his role as Maurice.
Mbatha starred in 2017’s Hotel Called Memory and All About Love. Beauvais appeared in the original Coming to America, and has since appeared in a number of TV shows and films, including Spider-Man: Homecoming.
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The follow-up to the acclaimed 1988 comedy has landed a December 18, 2020 release date.
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