Eddie Murphy, Career Achievement Award recipient, poses in the press room at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 6, 2016 (Photo by )
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'Coming to America' sequel confirmed

Over 20 years later, the sequel to the 1988 comedy “Coming to America” is now officially in the works, according to Hollywood Reporter.

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According to Deadline Hollywood, Eddie Murphy will reprise his role as Prince Akeem. A reported script written by Kenya Barris, has Akeem returning to America to find his long-lost son.

Craig Brewer, whose projects include “Hustle & Flow,” “Footloose” (2011) and several episodes of the TV series “Empire,” has been selected to direct the film.

Brewer is currently working with Murphy on “Dolemite Is My Name,” a biographical film based on the life of Rudy Ray Moore.

Production has not officially been scheduled but is expected to begin in 2019.

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