The Coming to America sequel just got Coming to America–er. Deadline reports that James Earl Jones and Paul Bates have reprised their roles from the original, with Rick Ross and Wesley Snipes also signing on. Per The Wrap, KiKi Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk, Native Son) is also joining the movie, as Akeem’s daughter, and Leslie Jones is in talks for an undisclosed role. The sequel, written by Kenya Barris, finds Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) fulfilling his father’s final wish: that the prince would reconnect with a son in Queens he didn’t know he had, before he becomes King of Zamunda. Jones will reprise his role of King Jaffe Joffer; Bates will return as Oha, Prince Akeem’s manservant and bodyguard. Snipes, according to Deadline, will play General Izzi, the ruler of the neighboring nation of Zamunda. No word on whom Ross will play. Coming to America 2 will come to theaters December 18, 2020.
Wesley Snipes and James Earl Jones. Photo: Vulture, Getty Images and Shutterstock