As we impatiently wait for the sequel to Coming to America 2, it looks like the cast and crew have already kicked the ground running as the first exclusive photos of them on set have been leaked.
Reprising his role as Prince Akeem, Eddie Murphy was spotted wearing a royal costume and holding what looked like a script. Arsenio Hall, who also played Semmi, Morris, Extremely Ugly Girl and Reverend Brown in part one was also spotted completely transformed into the Rev. Brown character, Metro reports.
Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones as well as Tracy Morgan, who are part of the star-studded cast which reportedly includes South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha, James Earl Jones, Paul Bates, Wesley Snipes, KiKi Layne, Jermaine Fowler, Rick Ross, among others were also spotted on set.
In the first instalment of the movie, Akeem (Eddie Murphy) leaves the Kingdom of Zamunda to America, where he seeks a wife. He is accompanied by his aide Semmi (Arsenio Hall).
In the second instalment, Akeem has just found out that he left a son in America and travels back in search of the next heir of the Kingdom of Zamunda.
Set to be released in theatres next year, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris was chosen to re-write the script by original writers and executive produce it. Murphy and Kevin Misher are slated as the producers and Craig Brewer as the director, according to an announcement by Paramount.
“After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 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, and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen,” Murphy said in a statement.
Take a look at the exclusive photos of the cast on set below: