When news surfaced of an August 2020 release date of the highly anticipated sequel to Coming To America, fans couldn’t wait to see what the modern day version of the cult classic would bring. And now, thanks to Oscar award winnerRuth E. Carter, we have our first look at Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hallduring a preliminary costume design meeting.
So what can we expect from Kenya Barris? Reportedly, the plot of the sequel involves Akeem learning he has a long-lost son in America. He must go back to America to find his son and take him back home to become the next heir to the throne. Sounds promising.
Murphy, who just had his 10th child, spent last year hard at work on the Dolemite Is My Name biopic, where he’ll star as Rudy Ray Moore (remember his incredible episode of Unsung Hollywood?) alongside Ron Chephas Jones, Mike Epps, Chris Rock, Wesley Snipes, Tituss Burgess and Craig Robinson.