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Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones & More Stars Join 'Coming To America' Sequel

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Aug. 8 2019, Updated 8:05 p.m. ET

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Blade actor Wesley Snipes is set to star in Eddie Murphy's highly-anticipated Coming To America sequel. The news was released on Wednesday, August 7, along with several other stars announced to join the cast.

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The romantic comedy was released in 1988 and starred Eddie, 58, as Prince Akeem, a royal from the fictional African nation of Zamunda. He travels to Queens, New York, to find himself a wife as he works in a fast food restaurant.

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Wesley, 57, is set to play General Izzi, the ruler of another fictional African nation that borders Zamunda.

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The sequel, entitled Coming 2 America, will follow Akeem returning to America 30 years later to find his long-lost son.

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Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones and If Beale Street Could Talk star Kiki Layne are also attached to star in Paramount's film.

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Scenes are currently being filmed at rapper Rick Ross' Atlanta mansion. He shared the news during a radio interview with Nick Cannon on August 5.

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Arsenio Hall will reprise his role of Akeem’s best friend, Semmi. Coming to America also starred James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and John Amos.

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The film will premiere in August 2020.

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