Looking at Eddie Murphy’s extensive resume of comedy work, it’s safe to say that 1988’s Coming to America is one of his most well-known projects. The story about the Zamundan prince who traveled to the United States in search of a woman to marry was a commercial smash, and it was reported in early 2017 that Coming to America 2 was in the works. Today brings word that Murphy will be reuniting with the Dolemite is My Name director for the sequel.
Craig Brewer, who just directed Eddie Murphy in Dolemite is My Name, the upcoming Netflix biopic about X-rated comedian Rudy Ray Moore, has been hired to helm Coming to America 2. Jonathan Levine has previously been tapped for that job, but apparently unknown circumstances led to his departure, and now Brewer will be sitting in the director’s chair. Here’s what Murphy told Deadline about Brewer coming aboard for Coming to America 2: