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Eddie Murphy thrilled about 'Coming to America' sequel

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Actor-comedian is reprising one of his most famous roles -- African -- for the sequel to "Coming to America".

bosses have tapped "Hustle & Flow" director to take charge of the follow-up to the hit 1988 comedy, in which Murphy played an African on the hunt for a wife in New York, reports aceshowbiz.com.

Brewer just directed Murphy in "Is My Name" and it appears the two men got along so well they started talking about the project in between takes.

"Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris is reworking a script by and David Sheffield, who wrote the original "Coming to America", while Murphy is among the producers.

According to Deadline, the sequel will revolve around the son of Murphy's character,

The returns to to meet his unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda.

Arsenio Hall, who played the prince's Semmi, and are all expected to return for the sequel.

"After many years of anticipation, I'm thrilled that '2' is officially moving forward," Murphy said in a statement.

He added: "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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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 14:52 IST
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