The Casting For Coming 2 America Is Complete As Shari Headley Signs On
The much talked about, long-awaited sequel to Eddie Murphy’s hit comedy Coming To America just picked up a lot more steam as original love interest Shari Headley officially joins the cast! The original 1988 film centered around Prince Akeem’s (Eddie Murphy) journey to America to find a bride who turns out to be Lisa McDowell, played by Headley.
While the complete, original cast including Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and John Amos agreeing to reprise their roles early on, Headley had been the last remaining cast member from the original film to come to terms.
The sequel centers around Prince Akeem preparing to become the King of Zamunda as he discovers he has a long lost son in Queens, New York and must once again return to America. Joining the cast this time around is Leslie Jones, Kiki Layne, Wesley Snipes, and Rick Ross.
Coming 2 America is set to hit theaters on December 18, 2020. For more information, check out The Hollywood Reporter’s coverage.