The cast of the comedy sequel Coming 2 America has brought back a lot of key players from the original Paramount Pictures hit from 1988. Plus, plenty of new faces have been added to the roster of talent alongside returning stars Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. But one key member from the original film had not yet return, and thankfully, that has changed.
Shari Headley, who played Prince Akeem’s love interest Lisa McDowell, is officially part of the Coming 2 America cast. However, based on the details we know about the film’s plot, we’re wondering what her overall role in the movie will be. Read More »
Eddie Murphy hasn’t had much luck on the big screen for the past couple decades. With the exception of Shrek and Dreamgirls, he’s produced and starred in some truly dreadful movies. But it looks like we’re on the verge of a return to form for the once-thriving comedian, because along with the forthcoming comedy sequel Coming 2 America, we’ll see Eddie Murphy back as a real-life character who was truly larger than life.
Dolemite Is My Name stars Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore, a real-life comedian known as the “Godfather of Rap” who reinvigorated his struggling career by turning himself into a wild 1970s blaxploitation character called Dolemite. And along with Murphy, the film features an incredible ensemble cast that includes Tituss Burgess, Craig Robinson, Mike Epps, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Keegan-Michael Key, Snoop Dogg, and even Wesley Snipes, looking like he’s having the most fun he’s had in a long time. Watch the Dolemite Is My Name trailer below to see for yourself. Read More »
Wesley Snipes joined the cast of the comedy sequel Coming 2 America earlier this week. Now it seems the full supporting cast has been revealed thanks to several different reports. They not only reveal new and returning cast members, but also give us some plot details about the movie starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. Read More »
Before Eddie Murphy became a big movie star, he was a stand-up giant. Largely considered one of the most successful comedians of all time, Murphy released his first comedy album in 1982, followed it up with the Delirious comedy special in 1983, and then a theatrically released stand-up concert from Madison Square Garden called Eddie Murphy: Raw in 1987, which grossed $50 million. Now, after a long absence from the stand-up special scene, it sounds like Murphy is lining up a big comeback.
A new report says the comedian is currently negotiating a massive deal for an undisclosed number of comedy specials at Netflix that would earn him a roughly $70 million deal (though that number could fluctuate when all is said and done). It would be the first time Eddie Murphy has done a stand-up special in about 32 years. Find out more below. Read More »
Plenty of Seinfeld fans are probably hungry for some kind of special celebration in honor the show’s 30th anniversary. We’re not sure if there’s anything in the works on that front, but there will at least be some new programming with Jerry Seinfeld getting back in cars and getting some coffee (and maybe some breakfast, lunch or dinner) with some of the biggest names in comedy.
A new season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is coming to Netflix later this month, and the first trailer shows off the impressive roster that Seinfeld is talking to this time, including Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Matthew Broderick, Martin Short, and more. But first, Seinfeld wants to call off all the blatant ripoffs of the series that have spawned since his web series took off. There are a lot more than you may have realized.
Anyway, get a load of some of the conversations in the new Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee trailer below. Read More »
Update: The Coming to America sequel will open August 7, 2020. Our original story continues below.
There have been rumblings of a Coming to America sequel since 2017. Eddie Murphy was on board to reprise his role as Prince Akeem, a young man from the fictional nation of Zamunda who abandoned his arranged marriage and found a bride that he truly loved in the most royal place in America: Queens, New York. But we haven’t heard anything on the movie since 2017. That changes today.
Hustle & Flow and Footloose remake director Craig Brewer is signing on to direct Coming to America 2. The filmmaker is fresh off working with Eddie Murphy on a new movie called Dolemite is My Name, and the comedian was eager to collaborate with Brewer again. Find out more below. Read More »
At 57 years old, it sounds like Eddie Murphy is starting to embrace his age with a new comedy inspired by the 1993 comedy Grumpy Old Men.
New Line Cinema has attached Eddie Murphy to star in the still untitled comedy that will take cues from the film that starred Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon as longtime frenemies living next to each other in Wabasha, Minnesota. The only problem is who has been lined up to direct and produce: Fantastic Four and Taxi director Tim Story. Read More »
Wesley Snipes is joining Eddie Murphy in Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name!, a biopic of comedian and producer Rudy Ray Moore. Snipes will play D’Urville Martin, an actor and director who helmed the 1975 American blaxploitation film Dolemite.
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After almost 30 years, an Eddie Murphy classic is about to land itself a sequel. Murphy’s 1988 comedy hit Coming to America is poised for a follow-up with a script rewrite from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and directorial duties falling to Jonathan Levine. If you’ve been wondering what Prince Akeem Joffer has been up to all these years, you’re about to find out. Read more about the Coming To America sequel below.
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Just last month, a rumor suddenly surfaced claiming that Eddie Murphy was working on a sequel to his hit 1988 comedy Coming to America, arguably the last great comedy he made before stumbling into the realm of constant mediocrity. Since the news came from a seemingly hacked, then non-existent Twitter account and TMZ was the only outlet that affirmed existence of a sequel, plenty of fans were skeptical. However, against all odds, a Coming to America sequel is truly in development.
Paramount Pictures is currently working on Coming to America 2 (or maybe Coming 2 America), and they’ve brought the film’s original writers to script it. Read More »