Mark your calendars. The sequel to the classic Coming to America will be released on August 7, 2020. The sequel, stylized as Coming 2 America, the follow-up film will have Kenya Barris, the creative mind behind Black-ish, at the helm of executive producing and also composing the script.

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Coming 2 America will be the story of Akeem heading back to America to locate his long-lost son, presumably conceived during the time of the first film. Eddie Murphy will return as Prince Akeem, however, the remaining pieces of the cast have yet to be announced. The film will be directed by Craig Brewer, whose credits includes Hustle & Flow. Eddie Murphy and Kevin Misher will share the producer role.

The original film also starred James Earl Jones, John Amos, Shari Headley, and Arsenio Hall and racked up a global total of almost $300 million at the box office.


Kenya Barris also wrote and produced the latest Shaft film, which will hit theaters this summer and stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Regina Hall, and Richard Roundtree.

Stay tuned for more details on Coming 2 America.