‘Coming to America’ sequel in the works with original writers

Paramount Pictures has hired Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, the screenwriters of the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy, to pen a potential sequel, EW has confirmed. The project is in the early stages of development, and it’s currently unclear whether Murphy would reprise his role as Akeem Joffer, a   pampered African prince   who travels to New York City undercover to find an independent-minded wife. Blaustein and Sheffield went   on to   co-write the Murphy movies   Boomerang, The Nutty Professor, and Nutty Professor II. Representatives for Murphy did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Last month, Murphy’s verified Twitter account   raised the notion of a   Coming to America sequel, only for the entire   account to disappear shortly afterward. Show Full Article Coming to America could be coming full circle. The Tracking Board first reported   Blaustein and Sheffield’s hiring. John Landis directed the original film, which also starred Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and Shari Headley.