Date: 20th August 2019
Tracy Morgan will join the cast of Paramount's "Coming 2 America", the sequel to Eddie Murphy's 1988 cult comedy.
The studio has lined up an array of new and returning talent for the feature project, which is being directed by Craig Brewer. Wesley Snipes, Lesley Jones and Kiki Layne are among the new castmembers, while Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones and Shari Headley are among the returnees.
Jones will portray the son's mother, who had a one-night stand with Akeem. Morgan's character is Reem, a hustler who is Jones' brother.
In the sequel, Akeem (Murphy) 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 crown prince, Akeem and Semmi (Arsenio Hall) set off to America to meet the unlikely heir. Craig Brewer is directing the follow-up to the 1988 hit comedy. Kenya Barris is penning. The sequel hits screens on December 18, 2020.
Source: Press Release