Coming 2 America: Eddie Murphy’s Seqyel, Directed by Craig Brewer

John Amos will reprise his role as Cleo McDowell in Eddie Murphy’s upcoming film Coming 2 America.

Helmer Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow”) is directing with Murphy, Kevin Misher and Kenya Barris producing for Paramount.

The 1988 original movie, directed by John Landis, starred Murphy as the charming African prince Akeem, who traveled to New York City to escape an arranged marriage.

Amos portrayed Akeem’s employer and the father of Shari Headley, who played Akeem’s love interest.

The comedy was a major hit, grossing nearly $300 million at the worldwide box office.