It’s A Yes! John Amos and Shari Headley Sign Up For ‘Coming 2 America’

by Krystal Franklin

August 13, 2019

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Coming To America fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief. After a week’s worth of casting announcements, from everyone to Rick Ross, Kiki Layne and Leslie Jones, John Amos and Shari Headley have signed on to reprise their roles in the sequel, Coming 2 America.

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Fans will also be excited to know both James Earl Jones and Paul Bates are reprising their roles as King Jaffe Joffer and Oha.

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Earlier this summer, Jermaine Fowler (Sorry To Bother You) had been rumored to be a part of the cast, as Prince Akeem’s son in the Kenya Barris-produced film.

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Reportedly, the new plot 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 new crowned prince, Akeem must once again return to America.” Sounds promising. Back in April, Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall met with Oscar-award winning Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter for preliminary fittings for the sequel.

Coming 2 America hits theaters Decemeber18, 2020.

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