Rick Ross and Wesley Snipes have been announced as new cast members of the Coming To America sequel.
The 1988 comedy, Coming To America directed by the late John Landis and starring Eddie Murphy was so big it had to get a sequel. Why not? The movie’s upcoming sequel is poised to be one of the most anticipated movies of next year. We have no idea when or if shooting has began but we do have information about the cast. The new movie will be written by Barry W Blaustein and David Sheffield, both of whom wrote the original movie back in the ’80s.
The sequel will be directed by Craig Brewer who is best know to have directed the 2011 remake of Footloose, and Hustle And Flow. The film will also star Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall who will obviously reprise their roles as Prince Akeem and his friend Semmi. James Earl Jones (who also reprised his role as Mufasa in the new Lion King Movie) will reprise his role as King Jaffe Joffer (according to a report by Deadline). Paul Bates will also be returning as Oha, Prince Akeem’s manservant and bodyguard.
Joining the cast are Rick Ross and Wesley Snipes. Leslie Jones and Kiki Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk) will also play undisclosed roles in the upcoming film.
Ross previously joked that the film was partially being shot at his home in Atlanta while in an interview with LA’s Power 106. He also said the film was his favorite of all time but never let on that he’d be joining the cast.
The Coming To America sequel will be based on Prince Akeem’s trip back to America to groom his son whom he learns about to be a prince.