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Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall Are Back For Coming 2 America — See Who Else Is in the Cast!

08/08/2019 - 12:43 PM

Production on the sequel to the 1988 romantic comedy Coming to America [1] is officially underway and the cast is already shaping up to be epic! Eddie Murphy [2] will thankfully be returning to reprise his role as the prince of Zamunda, but he's bringing along some key figures from the first film — including Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones — and plenty of new faces as well.

While the original film saw Akeem travel to America to eventually find his New Yorker bride Lisa, Coming 2 America will introduce us to new Zamunda royalty, like Akeem's daughter played by Kiki Layne and the long-lost son he's just discovered has been living in Queens. From the looks of the stars joining the project so far, we have no doubt that Akeem's journey to meet his son and shape him into a prince will feature a host of colorful characters, just like the first film did [3]. Check out the cast of Coming 2 America ahead and keep an eye out for updates as production moves along!

Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem

Murphy reprises his role as the crown prince of Zamunda, who previous traveled to Queens, New York to find a wife. In the sequel, Akeem is gearing up to become King, but his plans are put on hold when he discovers he has a son back in America.

Arsenio Hall as Semmi

The comedian will return as Semmi, Akeem's best friend and the more level-headed of the two.

James Earl Jones as King Jaffe

The acting legend will once again portray King Jaffe, father to Akeem and acting ruler of Zamunda. It is his dying wish that Akeem travel back to America to find his son and groom him as the new crown prince.

Wesley Snipes as General Izzi

According to Deadline, Snipes has been tapped to star as General Izzi [4], the ruler of a neighboring nation of Zamunda.

Jermaine Fowler

Though his role is under wraps, Fowler has been cast as on the of leads [5] of the film. Fingers crossed we'll see the Superior Donuts star as the long-lost prince of Zamunda, Lavelle!

Kiki Layne

The If Beale Street Could Talk Star is all set to star as the princess of Zaumda, Akeem's daughter. According to The Hollywood Reporter [6], the princess is "burdened with feeling like she is the son her father never had."

Leslie Jones

THR also reported that Jones is in negotiations to join the production [7], though her potential role is being kept on the hush-hush.


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