Eriq La Salle Will Not Be In ‘Coming 2 America’ And He Seems To Be Tired Of Being Asked

by Krystal Franklin

October 25, 2019

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Eriq La Salle will not be reprising his role as Darryl Jenks, his infamous character in Coming To America for the film’s sequel, Coming 2 America. The actor and producer reportedly immediately shut down a group of reporters when asked the question.

“No. I’ve already given you an answer. No,” he said. “No. Straight to the point. I knew where you were going with it. I’m a little busy right now …with this show [Chicago P.D.] .” (he’s a producer and director on the NBC series).

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While the Soul Glo heir won’t be returning, almost all of the original cast will, including Shari Headley, John Amos, Paul Bates, Garcelle Beauvais, Vanessa Bell Calloway, James Earl Jones, Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall.

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And joining the famous crew — Wesley Snipes, Rick Ross, Kiki Layne, Leslie Jones and Jermaine Fowler.

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, Murphy and Hall met with Oscar-award winning Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter for preliminary fittings for the sequel.

The film is scheduled to come to theaters on August 7, 2020.

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