It looks like we are finally going to get a sequel to Coming to America! According to The Hollywood Reporter, A Coming to America sequel has been a long-rumored project, but Paramount is finally taking steps toward production. The studio has hired Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, who penned the 1988 original, to write the potential sequel.
The project is still early on in the development process, but Kevin Misher (Carrie, Public Enemies) is attached to produce. There is no word yet on whether Eddie Murphy will reprise his iconic role.
The movie was also the subject of a major breach of contract lawsuit, Buchwald v. Paramount, where writer Art Buchwald alleged that the studio stole his and producing partner Alain Bernheim's script treatment that eventually became Coming to America. Buchwald won the case in California Superior Court and was awarded $900,000 in damages by Paramount.
Sidebar: Check out the time I spoke to Arsenio Hall about Eddie Murphy at the Mr. Church premiere.