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Craig Brewer To Direct Eddie Murphy In ‘Coming To America 2

By Kelvin Owens

Eddie is coming back in a big way, with one of his biggest films. Coming to America the 1988 comedy starring Eddie Murphy as an African prince traveling incognito to Queens to find true love is getting a sequel more than 30 years after its initial release.  Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures has signed on Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Empire, Black Snake Moan) to helm Coming to America 2. The filmmaker intends to reunite Murphy with the rest of the original cast, which includes Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, John Amos, and James Earl Jones
Kenya Barris is currently rewriting a script penned by the original film's screenwriters Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, with production set to begin sometime in 2019. Brewer just wrapped up working with Murphy on, Dolemite is My Name, a biographical film on comedian Rudy Ray Moore, that will be released on Netflix later this year.
In a statement, Murphy said, "After many years of anticipation, I'm thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward. We've assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who Just did an amazing job on Dolemite, and I'm looking forward to bring all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen."