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Eddie Murphy is back with 'Coming to America' sequel

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [USA] 

It is happening! Hollywood is all set to reprise his role as in the sequel to ''

The confirmed that the film is officially in the pipeline and will be directed by Craig Brewer, reports Weekly.

"After many years of anticipation, I'm thrilled that 2 is officially moving forward. We've assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on 'Dolemite Is My Name', and I'm looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen," Murphy said in a statement.

Initially, in 2017, the studio had hired to direct the sequel to the classic 1988 comedy, but he has since bowed out.

The script of the movie is being penned by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. The original story was scripted by and The 1988 version revolved around a charming African (Eddie Murphy) who travelled to to escape an arranged marriage.

Eddie Murphy's past credits include 'Norbit', 'Shrek' and 'Mr.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 12:31 IST