Eddie Murphy To Reprise "Akim" Role In "Coming To America" Sequel

HipHop News Posted on January 11, 2019 at 10:43am

Eddie Murphy To Reprise "Akim" Role In "Coming To America" Sequel

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Hollywood, CA – Eddie Murphy has reportedly signed to Come To America 2, the sequel to the 1988 original. According to Deadline, the storied comedian actor will reprise his role as the prince of African "Akim" who traveled to Queens, New York to find a potential wife.

Paramount Pictures has hired director Craig Brewer to bring the film to life. Brewer recently directed Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name. .centered-ad {

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In the sequel, Akeem discovers that he has a lost son and return to the united states to comply with the heir to the throne coming to america.

"After many years of anticipation, I'm delighted that coming to America 2 is officially moving forward," Murphy said in a statement. "We've assembled a great team that will be directed by Craig Brewer, who did an amazing job in Dolemite, and I'm looking forward to bringing all of these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen."

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