We’ve been hearing about the slow forward movement of the Coming to America sequel off and on for several years now, but at last it looks like it’s actually happening. And star Eddie Murphy has a new director in mind, as Hustle & Flow‘s Craig Brewer is attached to direct it for Paramount.
The pair has just worked together on biopic Dolemite Is My Name, and it went well enough that Murphy is eager to reunite with Brewer.
1988’s John Landis-directed original found Murphy as Prince Akeem, who travels from his wealthy African home to New York with faithful sidekick Semmi (Arsenio Hall) to avoid an arranged marriage and find a wife he loves for her brains and wit instead of her family connections. Read more