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Earlier this year we found out both the release date for the highly anticipated sequel of Coming to America 2 and got a semi first look at a meeting between Oscar-winning Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter, Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall and now the cult classic has reportedly found one of its leads!
Jermaine Fowler, most known for his roles in Sorry To Bother You and Superior Donuts is set to star alongside Murphy and Hall in a role unknown as of now.
So what can we expect from writer Kenya Barris? Reportedly, the plot of the sequel involves Akeem learning he has a long-lost son in America. He must go back to America to find his son and take him back home to become the next heir to the throne. Sounds promising.
Murphy, who just had his 10th child, spent last year hard at work on the Dolemite Is My Name biopic, where he’ll star as Rudy Ray Moore (remember his incredible episode of Unsung Hollywood?) alongside Ron Chephas Jones, Mike Epps, Chris Rock, Wesley Snipes, Tituss Burgessand Craig Robinson.