Paramount’s Coming 2 America is beginning to take shape and has added yet another acclaimed actor to its cast.
Wesley Snipes will join Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in Coming 2 America, the upcoming sequel to the classic 80s comedy. Snipes will play General Izzi, the ruler of a neighbouring fictional African nation that borders the one ruled by Eddie Murphy’s character, Prince Akeem.
The original film followed Murphy as Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who travels to the United States in the hopes of finding a woman he can marry. Hall played Akeem’s friend, Semmi.
The sequel finds Akeem and Semmi returning to the USA in search for Akeem’s long lost son. Both Murphy and Hall will reprise their roles. Shari Headley, John Amos and James Earl Jones are expected to return for the sequel as well.
Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) will direct the pic with Murphy, Kevin Misher and Kenya Barris producing. Shooting is set to begin this fall.