Paramount's much-anticipated Coming to America sequel is officially on schedule for a 2020 theatrical release. The 1988 comedy starred Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem of Zamunda, a fictional country in Africa.

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Rather than marry a women who was chosen by his parents to be his wife, Akeem travels to America with his loyal servant Semmi (Arsenio Hall) to find his bride-to-be.

Shari Headley played the headstrong daughter of a fast food restauranteur who steals the prince's heart. After her star turn in Coming to America, Headley married rapper Christopher Martin, of Kid & Play. They are pictured here in 1994 before their divorce a year later. Their union produced a son, Skyler.

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Headley, 55, officially joins the original cast that includes Murphy, Hall and James Earl Jones, who played Akeem's father, the King.

Paul Bates and John Amos (James on Good Times) will also reprise their roles in the all-star cast.

Newcomers to the cast include Wesley Snipes, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Rick Ross, and KiKi Layne.

According to Deadline.com, the plot follows former Prince Akeem who is set to become King of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America - a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his father's dying wish to groom this son as the crowned prince, Akeem and Semmi set off to America to find his son.

Coming to America 2 is slated for a December 2020 release in theaters.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    I am so siked about this!!!!!! :)

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Now all we need is Arsenio Hall azz chile ..... then we back in business https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/757409882300e04d63efd6efb5035684d2b0de7c17c0bdc5f9f675748bc7d6f7.gif

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Me too !!!!!!

  • Starburst

    I can't wait to see this and Dolemite. Eddie Murphy is back!!!!

  • LeeSeeCee

    When did Akeem have time to go impregnate another woman whilst chasing Lisa around Queens?? I thought Semmi was the hoe out of the two of them, lol... Did Akeem get mollied when he first got to NY or when they were in the club?? These are questions that need answers... BTW, LOVED the first movie.

  • HC54

    Me too but Kenya Barris producing? ?

  • KarmaBackAround

    Chileeee i was thinkin the same

  • KarmaBackAround

    Im soooooo happy this is coming to life omg..i hope they shake up that predictable plot a bit tho!

  • Vickix

    That confused the hell out of me. When did Akeem sleep with another woman??? Was it one of the women from the nightclub...the wanna be popstar, the devil worshipper, or one of the twins??! Lol

  • currvalicious

    Ooh my. Talking about a blast from the past! Shari Bradley, where has she been?? After that tumultuous relationship w/Play. Good to see her in the spotlight. Now Ms. Sandra, if we can find Theresa Randle, that would be marvelous. I so loved her in "Sugar Hill". One of fav movies. She was married to Father MC I heard.

  • Marlika

    All these new comers that were in the original are going to mess up this sequel.? You couldn’t do a better story line or pick better new comers.?????

  • davine puddin

    Where is her sister allison? My favorite movie. Favorite

  • WhoKnew

    "When did Akeem have time to go impregnate another woman whilst chasing Lisa around Queens??"
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    Exactly!! Maybe it's ole girl from the subway that he gave the ruby earrings to. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6cb0a13c9b8fd65e54b068ca5e8a1ce256a2531669a78d7c5abcc38a1cd9992c.jpg

  • WhoKnew

    Eddie and Shari also dated briefly. Wonder why they broke up.

  • davine puddin

    I would have like debbie Allen to direct it with Murphy's writing. And maybe Tyler producing. I love Tyler's weddings in his movies.

  • AphroKween

    LMAO....................

  • Kimberly King

    She's lowkey not aging well to me. Maybe it's the granny-ish outfit, the hair, the crows feet... IDK! I don't wanna see a sequel. The original one is too legendary to mess with.

  • WhoKnew

    It's possible....LMAO too!!

  • MoneyMillz

    Father MC? Oh, word. Loved her in Girl 6. Heard she was gonna be in the new Bad Boys.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Please let my girl Leslie be calm in this movie. ??

  • currvalicious

    Yes Father MC. Some of these couplings throw me for a loop. People you'd least expect. I just saw Girl 6 this past weekend. She's talented, miss seeing her.

  • Bree

    Why is this a sequel!?!?! Leave a classic, a classic! But Shari Headley looks amazing!!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    How were they going to do a sequel without Lisa anyway? I hope Kevin Hart is not casted as rumored. He gets on my nerve

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    They've ran outta ideas and there is no creative effort anymore. Next Harlem Nights and that shyt should not ever be touched!

  • CardiB’sAbs

    She looks great!

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Loved this gal a long time. She was also on AMC as Mimi way back when. Glad to see her!!!!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    For real...once I heard she has signed on I hope and pray they dont have her chasing after Arsenio being the token "fugly" chick who comes on too strong she panders to that narrative too much...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    It would be funny as hell if Samuel L. Jackson had a cameo and was the McDowells manager...and bring back Louis Anderson too...

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  • xxxgracious

    My mom dated Play back in the day. That's all she told me. She won't give me no tea smh. One day she'll spill it.....

  • Bree

    Oh my! I will just have another fit. Coming to America is one of my favorite movies. Honey, Harlem Nights should not be touched either. You are correct. They're killing me!

  • MoneyMillz

    Same here, lol.

  • Coy little wink

    Ummm...Isn't Louie dead tho

  • Ghetto Real Name

    I know he was here in NC for awhile few years ago for a stretch. Like 08-2011ish. Taught a hip hop class at NC Central University

  • WhoKnew

    This could be bae.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    He still here.

  • BlackNicheRims

    OMG yes...I just looked her up online and she looks great!!

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Shari been working recently. She was on The Haves and the Have Nots.

  • Nita Pie

    Its only right lol I cant wait Eddie doing the thang

  • Ni Ni

    Tell mama we wont judge her, we need the deets lol

  • Wreckognize Game

    Between her and Tiff Haddish, I need one of them to drop the loud act and do something serious.

  • Bree

    I loved Theresa Randle in Sugar Hill too. That's another classic!

  • Ni Ni

    i seen him last year on some comedy central show, i believe it was, in makeup, a dress, and wig with his big azz.

  • Bree

    He gets on my nerves too. I wonder what uncle Wesley is going to bring to the film. They could get rid of the others. Bringing newbies into a film with legends is not a good look. They needed more seasoned actors. They could gave thrown auntie Loretta in there or auntie Angie B.

  • dblogged

    Great story line. I may cry watching this. I remember when this used to come on back in the days on UPN.

    New writer? ?

  • dblogged

    Nah. They won’t ruin this

  • Tinytoon

    He's on a show called Baskets on FX.

  • currvalicious

    Hey Sis, hope you had a wonderful weekend. Theresa was the bomb.

  • KcoolMuziq

    The sequel will began shooting this fall for a fall 2020 release.

    Shari Headley(whom I hated when she was killed off of Tyler Perry's 'The Haves And The Haves Nots') is aging like fine wine. Shari will next be seen in the Kristen Dunst comedy series On Becoming a God in Central Florida.

  • currvalicious

    That's good. Like to see my black queens working.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Can’t wait, also good to see Wesley Snipes working on two projects with Eddie, another one of my favorite actors!

  • Coy little wink

    Lordt I'm confusing him with someone...

  • Coy little wink

    That's good to hear ?

  • Tiffany Blake

    I thought he was dead too!?!?!

  • Sushi

    Please let this be a rumor... Everything does not need a sequel…..Love the new layout Sandra.....

  • WhoKnew

    Mine too. Snipes and Shari could probably use the money so I'm glad Eddie is helping out his peeps.

  • WhoKnew

    OT: Why are these summer mosquitoes like little turf war gang membas? Was washing the kitchen counter down with bleach (some juice from some raw meat hit the counter). Anyway, these little ninjas come inside as soon as the front door is opened and one of them made its way to the kitchen. I had a bottle of spray bleach in my hand and my natural reaction was to spray his ass. It took me 5 squirts before that little so n so went down. Making me waste my bleach to take his ass out. Carry on....

  • Ms. Cree

    Everyone living that was in the 1st one needs to be in the 2nd. PERIOD

  • WhoKnew

    True. I know the Madge Sinclair who played Akeem's mother passed away but you're right everyone else should be.

  • Russiancreme

    Why we need a sequel 30+ years later? A remake with completely different cast? Maybe. Hollywood is bored.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    ?? Naw he plays the mother on Baskets.. It comes on FX.

  • dontgetblocked

    James Earl Jones is still living. He's really old but he can do a cameo.

  • dontgetblocked

    I hope they don't mess this up.

  • Coy little wink

    Chile...who has cable

  • Soon2BWife

    Probably with Chris Farley who did pass away.

  • Ms. Cree

    Yeah he should. Louie Anderson isn't here anymore either

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    ?

  • Bree

    I did. I hope you did too.

  • Madashelle

    Louie is still here. He's on this show I used to watch called "Baskets".

  • MythCalledLove

    He can be like Stan Lee. He always has a cameo in his Marvel movies.

  • Stacey J

    How does he have a son in America? So we're just supposed to forget the plot of the original movie? He didn't really date anybody but Lisa in the movie...this already is going left....why is this even really needed 30 years later...the original was a classic that wouldn't even fly in 2019....just leave well enough alone.

  • MythCalledLove

    Or next stop a Geico commercial or Dancing With The Stars.

  • Ms. Cree

    Good. He needs to be in it. As the manager or something lol

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    No...he just did an interview with Extra or ET talking about how he got the part in Coming to America and how much he wanted to be in the sequel...hes only in his 60s...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    This made me giggle too damn loud!!!

  • Bushbabe

    She aged so well my Goodness the good black don't crack.