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Is Prince Akeem seeking love again? ‘Coming to America’ sequel reportedly on way

Eddie Murphy, left, and Arsenio Hall arrive for the premiere of “Mr. Church” last year in Los Angeles. The two men starred together in the 1988 film “Coming to America.” Reports say a sequel is in the works.
Eddie Murphy, left, and Arsenio Hall arrive for the premiere of “Mr. Church” last year in Los Angeles. The two men starred together in the 1988 film “Coming to America.” Reports say a sequel is in the works. Invision

It’s been nearly 30 years since Prince Akeem came to America to find his bride.

Reports are a sequel to the hit movie is on the way.

Director Jonathan Levine and television producer-writer Kenya Barris are on board for a second “Coming to America” film, according to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.

Both reports say Eddie Murphy – who starred as the love-seeking prince of Zamunda, a fictional African nation – is involved in the project, but there’s no deal for him to star in the sequel just yet.

There are no details on the sequel’s plot.

The original movie – which also starred Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and the late Madge Sinclair, and was directed by John Landis – debuted in theaters on June 29, 1988. It made nearly $290 million is box offices worldwide and was nominated for two Academy Awards.

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