Shari Headley has become the latest Coming to America star confirmed to return for the upcoming sequel to the 1988 comedy classic, with the actress set to reprise the role of Lisa McDowell, love-interest and eventual wife to Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem of Zamunda in Coming 2 America.
Headley and Murphy are joined in the reunion by Arsenio Hall (Semmi), James Earl Jones (King Jaffe Joffer), Paul Bates (Oha) and John Amos (Cleo McDowell), while new additions include Wesley Snipes (Blade), Rick Ross (Uncle Drew), Jermaine Fowler (Sorry to Bother You), Leslie Jones (Ghostbusters), and KiKi Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk).
In Coming 2 America, “Akeem is set to become King of Zamunda but discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his father’s dying wish to groom this son as the crowned prince, Akeem and Semmi set off to America to meet the unlikely heir.”
Coming 2 America is set for release on December 18th 2020, and his being directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow), who is coming off the back of the Murphy-headlined Rudy Ray Moore biopic Dolemite Is My Name, which just so happened to receive its first trailer earlier today.