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Bella Murphy just wanted a cameo in "Coming 2 America." She landed a sizable role instead.
On Monday, Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to promote the long-awaited "Coming to America" sequel, "Coming 2 America."
It was a meeting of the late night hosting minds Wednesday, as Arsenio Hall appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."
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It’s been said many times in the decades since the initially disastrous 1980 season of "SNL" that Murphy single-handedly saved the late-night sketch show. He certainly became the show’s driving comic force for the rest of his four-season tenure, and writers David Sheffield and Barry W. Blaustein were an active part of the creation of many of his signature characters, from Mr. Robinson to Buckwheat.
James Earl Jones, who starred alongside Eddie Murphy in “Coming to America,” will return in Paramount’s upcoming sequel “Coming 2 America” along with a group of new cast members including “Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones. Released in 1988 and directed by John Landis, “Coming to America” followed Akeem (Murphy), the spoiled prince of a fictional African nation who protests against an arranged marriage set by his father, King Jaffe Joffer (Jones). Traveling to America, he goes undercover as a fast-food employee while searching for a woman to take as his wife with the help of his friend, Semmi (Arsenio Hall). Also Read: Wesley Snipes Joins Eddie Murphy's 'Coming 2 America' In addition to Jones returning as King Jaffe, Paul Bates will return as royal servant Oha, while “If Beale Street Could Talk” star Kiki Layne is also set to join as Akeem’s daughter. The sequel will follow Akeem as he returns to New York to find his long-lost son and groom him to become his successor to the throne. Wesley Snipes was reported earlier today to join as General Izzi, a ruler of a nation bordering Prince Akeem’s home. “Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones is also reportedly in...Read original story James Earl Jones, Kiki Layne Among ‘Coming 2 America’ Cast Additions At TheWrap
Wesley Snipes will join Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in Paramount’s “Coming 2 America,” the upcoming sequel to the cult ’80s comedy “Coming to America.” Snipes will play General Izzi, the ruler of a fictional African nation that borders the one ruled by Eddie Murphy’s character, Prince Akeem. The original “Coming to America” followed the spoiled Akeem as he went undercover as a fast-food employee while searching for a woman to take as his wife in place of an arranged marriage. Hall returns in the sequel as Akeem’s friend, Semmi, as the two return to America 30 years later to find Akeem’s long-lost son. Also Read: Eddie Murphy's 'Coming to America' Sequel Gets 2020 Release Date Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow”) will direct the project with Murphy, Kevin Misher and Kenya Barris producing. Shooting is set to begin this fall. Snipes and Murphy will also appear together in “Dolemite Is My Name,” a biopic about comedian Rudy Ray Moore that will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. Snipes is represented by APA, and his signing was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Read original story Wesley Snipes Joins Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming 2 America’ At TheWrap
Eddie Murphy’s untitled “Coming to America” sequel will hit theaters on August 7, 2020, Paramount Pictures announced Monday.Craig Brewer will direct the “Coming to America” sequel, while “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris will rewrite the script. A sequel to the 1988 film starring Eddie Murphy has long been discussed, but Paramount made it official last year when the studio hired Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, who wrote the screenplay for the original film, to write the sequel. Jonathan Levine was previously attached to direct.Murphy is expected to return for the follow-up, although no formal deal is in place yet. Kevin Misher will produce alongside Murphy, while Barris will executive produce.Also Read: 'Coming to America' Sequel: Jonathan Levine and Kenya Barris Team Up to Direct, WriteThe original film was directed by John Landis and follows Prince Akeem (Murphy), who travels from Africa to Queens to escape an arranged marriage and find a wife who would love him, in spite of his royal title. Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and John Amos also starred, with Hall playing his loyal right hand.So far, August 7, 2020 is home to a still untitled WB Event film. No other project has been announced for that date yet.Murphy will next star in “Dolemite Is My Name” which is currently in post-production. He is also in pre-production for “Triplets.”Read original story Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America’ Sequel Gets 2020 Release Date At TheWrap
Paramount Pictures has set an Aug. 7, 2020, release date for its untitled sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy “Coming to America.” The studio hired "Hustle & Flow" helmer Craig Brewer to direct the project with Murphy expected to return as the star. The project has been in the works for several years with Jonathan […]
EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures is setting Craig Brewer to direct Coming To America 2, finally bringing to the starting gate the sequel to the 1988 blockbuster comedy. Eddie Murphy is poised to reprise his role as Akeem, the pampered African prince who became bored of potential marriage partners in the kingdom too in awe of him, and who traveled to Queens to go undercover and find a woman with a strong will that he could respect. Brewer just directed Murphy in Dolemite Is My…
This could be a return to form for Murphy. The actor-comedian suffered a string of financial misses over the last two decade after an incredible run of hits in the ’80s and ’90s.
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Lupita Nyong’o sure knows how to throw a party. The style icon partied it up this past weekend for her 34th birthday, co-hosting a soiree with actress (and co-star in the upcoming Black Panther film) Danai Gurira. The theme of the party was Coming to America, the classic 1988 comedy that starred Eddie Murphy as an African prince who comes from the country of Zamunda to New York with his friend (played by Arsenio Hall) in search of finding a bride.