Left Menu
Development News Edition

Wesley Snipes, Kiki Layne join Eddie Murphy in 'Coming to America' sequel

Wesley Snipes and Kiki Layne have come on board Paramount's sequel to the 1988 comedy 'Coming to America'.

ANI | Washington DC | Updated: 08-08-2019 11:00 IST | Created: 08-08-2019 11:00 IST
Wesley Snipes, Kiki Layne join Eddie Murphy in 'Coming to America' sequel
Wesley Snipes, Kiki Layne. Image Credit: ANI

Wesley Snipes and Kiki Layne have come on board Paramount's sequel to the 1988 comedy 'Coming to America'. The latest additions to the cast have joined actor Eddie Murphy for the sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

However, comedian Leslie Jones is still in talks to join Layne and Snipes in the cast. The news of the sequel was confirmed in January this year.

"After many years of anticipation, I'm thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward. We've assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on 'Dolemite Is My Name', and I'm looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen," Entertainment Weekly quoted Murphy saying in a statement. The script being penned by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris will be directed by Craig Brewer, who is currently working with Murphy on the Netflix film 'Dolemite is My Name'. The film is expected to go on floors later this month.

The original story was scripted by Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield. The 1988 film followed a charming African prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) who travelled to New York City to escape an arranged marriage.

Murphy is bankrolling the upcoming feature which is slated for a release on December 18, 2020. He is producing with Kevin Misher and Barris. (ANI)



Post-COVID-19 Nigeria needs a robust Health Management Information System to handle high disease burden

Nigeria is among a few countries that conceptualised a health management information system HMIS in the early 90s but implementation has been a challenge till date. Besides COVID-19, the country has a huge burden of communicable and non-com...

Morocco COVID-19 response: A fragile health system and the deteriorating situation

Learning from its European neighbors, Morocco imposed drastic measures from the initial stages of the COVID-19 outbreak to try to contain its spread. The strategy worked for a few months but the cases have surged after mid-June. In this sit...

COVID-19: Argentina’s health system inefficiencies exaggerate flaws of health information system

You can recover from a drop in the GDP, but you cant recover from death, was the straightforward mindset of Argentinas President Alberto Fernndez and defined the countrys response to COVID-19. The South American nation imposed a strict...

Rwanda’s COVID-19 response commendable but health information system needs improvement

Rwanda is consistently working to improve its health information system from many years. However, it is primarily dependent on the collection and reporting of health data on a monthly basis. Besides, evaluation studies on Rwandas HIS publis...


Latest News

Reuters Science News Summary

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Ig Nobel science award An alligator on helium sounds like ...If humans sound like Minnie Mouse after inhaling helium, would an alligator squeak on the gas used to float balloons This pr...

Padres fail to clinch playoff spot as Mariners win

Justus Sheffield pitched six strong innings and Luis Torrens hit a tiebreaking, two-run double against his former team as the host Seattle Mariners defeated the San Diego Padres 4-1 Saturday night at Petco Park. The loss prevented the Padre...

French economy minister among 13K new infections

Coronavirus infections tipped the scales again in France on Saturday with nearly 13,500 new infections in 24 hours. Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire is among them. He announced on Friday in a tweet that he had tested positive with no symptom...

100 wins as CSK skipper: 'Thala' Dhoni stages winning return

Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni announced his return to cricket by recording 100 wins for his franchise on Saturday. CSK defeated Mumbai Indians by five wickets on Saturday in the opening match of the IPL 2020. With this, Dhoni became ...

Give Feedback