(AllHipHop News) New dad Eddie Murphy is reprising one of his most famous roles for the sequel to Coming To America.
Paramount Pictures bosses have tapped Hustle & Flow director Craig Brewer to take charge
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"Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris is reworking a script by Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, who wrote the original Coming to America while Murphy is among the producers.
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"After many years of anticipation, I'm thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward," Murphy said in a statement. "Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on Dolemite, and I'm looking forward to bringing all those classic and beloved characters back to the big screen."
Barris admits she's thrilled to be part of the project, adding, "Craig's ability to create a distinct cinematic world with each of his films is not just impressive, but so what made him exactly the voice and vision we needed to bring this story to life. From 'Hustle and Flow' to Eddie on 'Dolemite Is My Name,' he never fails to blow me away.
"My name is Dolemite," which wrapped recently, stars Murphy as the self-made 'blaxploitation' movie star.
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