The long-awaited sequel to Coming to America has tapped a director. Craig Brewer, who is currently working with Eddie Murphy on Netflix movie Dolemite Is My Name, will helm the follow-up to the 1988 comedy.
Jonathan Levine, the director of Warm Bodies and 50/50, was previously attached to direct the film back in 2017.
Paramount is behind the project that will see Murphy return as Prince Akeem, who traveled from his wealthy African country to Queens in order to escape an arranged marriage and find a wife who will love him in spite of his title. Black-ish creator Kenya Barris penned the most recent draft of the sequel, which would see Akeem learning about a long-lost son and returning to America to meet his unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda. Murphy is producing with Kevin Misher and Barris is exec producing.
Brewer, whose credits include Hustle & Flow and the Footloose remake, is repped by WME and Bloom Hergott.