Davido, Rotimi To Star In “Coming to America 2”

David Adeleke, DMW boss, popularly known as Davido and Nigerian-American actor, singer, and model Rotimi are set to appear in the forthcoming comedy classic, Coming To America 2.

They have been officially listed among the cast of the movie which is set to be released later this year. The Hollywood movie which has continued to make waves since the 19080s stars like Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and Paul Bates as its main cast. The stars will be retaining their roles in the sequel which will be released soon.

Other new faces expected to be in the movie include Jermaine Fowler, Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, KiKi Layne, Rick Ross, Luenell,Teyana Taylor, and Michael Blackson.

Coming to America 2, is the second installment in the Coming to America film series, it serves as a sequel to the original film of 1988. The film is directed by Craig Brewer, from a screenplay by David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein, and Kenya Barris, based on characters created by Eddie Murphy. The film is scheduled to be released in theaters on December 18, 2020 by Paramount Pictures in the United States and Canada. In January 2017, an announcement was publicized which addressed the impending production of a sequel to the original film, Coming to America.

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Kevin Misher was named as producer, and David Sheffield and Barry W. Blaustein, the original screenwriters, were also attached to the project. However, a possible participation of lead actors Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall was left undefined.

On January 11, 2019, it was announced that the sequel will be moving forward with Murphy reprising his role, and Craig Brewer as director (having previously worked with Murphy on the Netflix film Dolemite Is My Name). Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, John Amos, Paul Bates and James Earl Jones were expected to return for the sequel as well. Wesley Snipes signed on for a role in the film. Leslie Jones and rapper Rick Ross also joined the cast in undisclosed roles.

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In August 2019, Nomzamo Mbatha, Jermaine Fowler, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Luenell, Rotimi, Teyana Taylor and Michael Blackson were added to the cast, alongside returning actors Louie Anderson, Vanessa Bell Calloway and Garcelle Beauvais. On August 12, 2019, it was confirmed that Shari Headley will reprise her role as love interest Lisa McDowell. Madge Sinclair, who played Akeem’s mother Queen Aoleon in the original film, died in December 1995; her character will not be recast. In October 2019, Samuel L. Jackson, who briefly appeared in the original film, was confirmed to not be reprising his role in the film. In October 2019, Davido had been cast in a cameo role in the film. In December 2019, Morgan Freeman and Bella Murphy were cast in undisclosed roles.

On August 17, 2019, filming officially began in Atlanta, Georgia. Rick Ross confirmed during the same month that his Georgia mega mansion will be used as a location in the film. On October 1, 2019, in an interview with Collider, Murphy confirmed that production on Beverly Hills Cop IV will commence after the filming of Coming 2 America has wrapped. Filming officially wrapped on November 9, 2019.

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Davido is now set to appear in the sequel, much to the pleasure of his fans, as the ‘Divergent’ and ‘Deuces’ star Rotimi is also set to appear on the in the sequel.

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