Jermaine Fowler joins Eddie Murphy's Coming to America sequel
Speculations abound that Fowler, best known for his starring role as Franco Wicks on Superior Donuts, might play the son of Eddie Murphy's Akeem
Actor-comedian Jermaine Fowler is the latest to join the cast of Eddie Murphy's Coming to America sequel. Directed by Craig Brewer as a follow-up to the 1988 comedy, the film will see Murphy reprise his role of Prince Akeem.
The character to be portrayed by Fowler, best known for his starring role as Franco Wicks on Superior Donuts, is being kept under wraps. However, speculations abound that he might play the son of Eddie Murphy's Akeem.
Written by Black-ish-creator Kenya Barris, the plot revolves around Akeem learning about his long-lost son and returning to America to meet the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda. Produced by Murphy alongside Kevin Misher, the film marks the second collaboration of Murphy and Brewer following their Netflix film Dolemite Is My Name.
The Coming to America sequel is scheduled for release on August 7, 2020.