The countdown has offically begun for the anticapated sequel of “Coming to America.”
The sequel for 1988’s “Coming to America,” with Eddie Murphy returning as Prince Akeem, has been given a release date for August 7, 2020.
The studio hired “Hustle & Flow” helmer Craig Brewer to direct the project with Murphy expected to return as the star.
The project has been in the works for several years with Jonathan Levine previously attached to direct. The California Film Commission awarded Paramount a $13 million tax credit last April for “Comin to America 2” but that was conditioned on production launching within 180 days.