Craig Brewer To Direct Eddie Murphy In ‘Coming To America 2’

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Good idea or Bad Idea?

  1. It's about damn time!

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  2. Nobody asked for this.

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  3. Who fucking cares!

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  1. raze

    raze Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    PLOT: When Akeem discovers he has a long lost son, he must go to America and bring him back to Zamunda.

    Craig Brewer To Direct Eddie Murphy In ‘Coming To America 2’


    EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures is setting Craig Brewer to direct Coming To America 2, finally bringing to the starting gate the sequel to the 1988 blockbuster comedy. Eddie Murphy is poised to reprise his role as Akeem, the pampered African prince who became bored of potential marriage partners in the kingdom too in awe of him, and who traveled to Queens to go undercover and find a woman with a strong will that he could respect.

    Brewer just directed Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name, and the star was eager to work with him again. The female empowerment theme of the original seems timely in today’s climate.

    Kenya Barris is rewriting a script by original Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. Murphy is producing with Kevin Misher and Barris is exec producer.

    In the sequel, Akeem learns about a long lost son, and must return to America to meet his unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda. The intention is to bring back the original cast which includes Arsenio Hall, who played the prince’s aide Semmi; Shari Headley, who was courted by the prince when he went undercover as a fast food worker; John Amos, who played her father; and James Earl Jones, who played the king.

    There is no start date, but the hope is that production begins in 2019.

    “After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward,” Murphy said in a statement. “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.”

    Said Kenya Barris: “Craig’s ability to create a distinct cinematic world with each of his films is not only impressive, but also what made him exactly the voice and vision we needed to bring this story to life. From Hustle and Flow to his work with Eddie onDolemite Is My Name, he never fails to blow me away. He is a true auteur and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on board.”

    My Name Is Dolemite is wrapped, with script by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, and Murphy playing the self-made blaxploitation film star alongside Wesley Snipes, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Rock, Craig Robinson and T.I. The picture will be released by Netflix.

    Brewer is repped by WME and attorney Carlos Goodman, and Murphy is WME, ML Management and Ziffren Brittenham’s Matt Johnson and Skip Brittenham; Barris is CAA, Artists First and attorney Gregg Gellman.

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  2. yaBoi

    yaBoi X-pert Professional BGOL Investor

  3. voyuer

    voyuer i see u lookin... BGOL Investor

    Dont like the plot.

    Long lost son from who?
  4. RAY V.

    RAY V. Well-Known Member BGOL Investor


    And who the hell is Cory Brewer?
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  5. ansatsusha_gouki

    ansatsusha_gouki From The Land BGOL Investor

    That's what I'm saying,the person Akeem had eyes for was Lisa and they got married at the end....
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  6. Knuckles666

    Knuckles666 Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    Exactly? Why perpetuate this stereotype! Man bring on Norbit 2
  7. World B Free

    World B Free Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    They should keep it in Zamunda, fuck the "coming to America" part.
  8. jack walsh13

    jack walsh13 Jack Walsh 13 BGOL Investor

    They waited too long for this sequel. Plot doesn't make sense. But I'm assuming Eddie wouldn't cosign on no bullshit so we'll see. Just him being back will be enough buzz alone. Throw in my man John Witherspoon for a cameo appearance too. :lol:

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  9. yaBoi

    yaBoi X-pert Professional BGOL Investor

    maybe it was one of those dick washers he was bangin HAHA!!

    which one was it LOL

  10. fu2

    fu2 Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    I just want to know if the sister still a freak. What she look like now?

  11. the13thround

    the13thround Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    I’m trying to figure that out too. Maybe it was one of the servants? Did he knock down Patrice on the low while he was trying to get at Lisa? Don’t forget that Patrice was a ho and wasn’t ashamed about it. Or maybe he busted down one of those pageant contestants. Did they bag a random from the club? Who knows. Akeem and Semi were in NY for a long time. Anything could have happened.
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  12. TheFuser

    TheFuser Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    Exactly. Where's Patrice
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  13. largebillsonlyplease

    largebillsonlyplease Large BGOL Legend

    Would be better if it was his son who is trying to do the same thing he did and this time we see it from the zumunda point of view

    Last time we went with Eddie to America and we saw everything develop
    We didn't see James Earl Jones and them side of it

    This time Eddie son goes then we follow Eddie as he checks on his son. Loses contact. Decides to go get him with arsenio and they go back to Queens it's changed they run into a few of the ppl from the first as they try to find him
    There's more but I'm not gonna type it out just so they can change it to my idea
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  14. Dr. Truth

    Dr. Truth Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

  15. raze

    raze Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    Don't know how recent this is.
  16. Dannyblueyes

    Dannyblueyes Aka Illegal Danny BGOL Investor

    Brewer did a brilliant job with "Hustle and Flow" and "Black Snake Moan'. These are two of my favorite movies. I can only imagine how he would recreate Zamunda's dancers.

    While I normally hate reboots and late sequals this story has immense potential. for instance, the internet and social media have made people far easier to find than they were in the 1980s. DNA ancestry is accessible to almost anybody. the first hurdle you would have to go through is figuring out why it took so long.

    It will be interesting to see how they do it.
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  17. OutlawR.O.C.

    OutlawR.O.C. R.I.P. shanebp1978 BGOL Investor

    I hated both of these so my level of confidence in his ability to make a sequel to this classic is now zero.
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  18. BenQ

    BenQ Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

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  19. Dr. Truth

    Dr. Truth Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    Crackas smfh
  20. Picasso

    Picasso Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    Too long ago and too iconic, just leave it alone.
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  21. jack walsh13

    jack walsh13 Jack Walsh 13 BGOL Investor

    That could work actually.

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  22. raze

    raze Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    With the success of Black directors lately, 5 had $100+ million grossing films at the box office in 2018, Eddie could have taken a chance on someone else. I understand that he worked with Brewer on the Dolemite film and probably feels comfortable with him, but still...
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  23. tallblacknyc

    tallblacknyc Well-Known Member Certified Pussy Poster

    it will be 1 of the flower girls seed than In the end you find out its not his seed it's his dad remember pops openly admitted he has sex with the rose barrow
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  24. 55th View

    55th View Well-Known Member Registered

    I'm guessing Kevin Hart will be the son. He's in everything else.

    Shit's crazy. No way his father would have allowed a kid to be out there w/o his knowledge. The idea of a long lost son is pretty far fetched IMO.
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  25. wwetv100

    wwetv100 Well-Known Member BGOL Patreon Investor

    This idea could work, but then they may come off like Wakanda copier though to some people if they focus on Zummunda. On the flipside they would know people are interested in that Black Panther type of story which is what they may run with here. The American son resents Akeem sort of like Kilmonger.
  26. D24OHA

    D24OHA Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    Right, so who did he bone when he was sprung on Lisa for so much of the movie?
  27. D24OHA

    D24OHA Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    Or the son comes to America for the last half - 2/3 of the movie
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  28. tallblacknyc

    tallblacknyc Well-Known Member Certified Pussy Poster

    He wasn't a virgin when he met her...he had fucked them rose barrow... Him and his father had awhole convo about it
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  29. Mello Mello

    Mello Mello Ballz of Adamantium BGOL Investor

    This is fucking good. I think this would be much more fun.
  30. tallblacknyc

    tallblacknyc Well-Known Member Certified Pussy Poster

    By the way does this mean we return to the f bomb version of eddie?

    if so does that mean there's a chance I finally get my raw sequel
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  31. OutlawR.O.C.

    OutlawR.O.C. R.I.P. shanebp1978 BGOL Investor

    No doubt but the premise is still sortof ccontrary to the character from the original movie who was presented as only coming to Queens in search of a bride and wasn't worried about fucking (which was proven when he turned down her sister.)

    A better story line IMO would be that he's now king and his marriage to Lisa has fallen apart resulting in her returning to Queens from Zumunda and Akeem having to return to America to win her back and save his marriage.
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  32. largebillsonlyplease

    largebillsonlyplease Large BGOL Legend

    Focus as in on Eddie and arsenio journey to bring him back . All the stuff we didn't see with the first one
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  33. Entrepronegro

    Entrepronegro Pussy Connoisseur BGOL Investor

  34. DJCandle

    DJCandle Well-Known Member BGOL Investor

    Crazy how everyone is still alive.

    This could be good. Hope they do it right.
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  35. hocjo2626

    hocjo2626 Horace C. Jones II BGOL Investor

    Whoever directed the first one needs to direct this one. And all the living original characters needs to be in the sequel. Do the shit right or don't do it at all.

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