Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America sequel has scored another top act: Rotimi.
The Nigerian-American actor-singer revealed this during a chat with Angela Martinez, and he now joins the Craig Brewer-directed project that includes Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Lesley Jones, Kiki Layne, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones and Shari Headley.
The ’80s film saw Murphy play Prince Akeem, a spoiled prince from the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who arrives in Queens and in undercover fashion gets a job at a McDonald’s knockoff while trying to find a wife.
The new story sees Akeem, now set to become king, discovering he has a son he never knew about, a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honouring his father’s dying wish to groom his son as a newly crowned prince, Akeem must once again return to America.
Production is due to begin later this month on the project, which has a Dec. 18, 2020, release. Murphy is producing with Kevin Misher and Kenya Barris.
Watch Rotimi’s interview below: