Deadline is reporting that comedian and actor Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts, Sorry to Bother You) has nabbed a leading role alongside Eddie Murphy in the Coming to America sequel, now titled Coming 2 America.
Coming 2 America will see Prince Akeem discovering that he has a long-lost son and returning to the States to track down the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda.
The sequel to the 1988 comedy classic is being directed by Craig Brewer, who recently worked with Murphy on the upcoming biopic Dolemite Is My Name, while Kenya Barris (Black-ish) has written the script.
As yet, there’s no official word on any returning cast members, although it’s been reported that the likes of Arsenio Hall (Semmi), Shari Headley (Lisa), John Amos (Mr. McDowell) and James Earl Jones (King Jaffe) are likely to return.
Coming 2 America is set for release on August 7th 2020.