McDowell's is back in business.
For months now we've received tib bits of information about the upcoming sequel to 1988's Coming To America. We know that Eddie Murphy will serve as a producer, Black-Ish creator Kenya Barris has penned the script and it will be directed by Craig Brewer, known for Hustle and Flow.
“After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward,” Eddie previously stated. “We’ve assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on Dolemite, and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen.”
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More moves have now been taken since Eddie and Arsenio Hall have reunited for a preliminary fitting with Oscar-winner Ruth E. Carter, who won Best Costume Design for her work on Black Panther.
Ruth shared an image of both Eddie and Arsenio carefully holding her beloved Oscar with a caption that reads: "GOOD MORNING MY NEIGHBORS! It’s official! Preliminary fitting for Coming to America 2 with Prince Akeem, Semmi and Oscar."
Coming To America 2 will arrive next summer, on August 7th, 2020.