South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha joins the cast of Coming 2 America, Paramount’s sequel to its popular 1988 comedy.
While her character is kept on lock, Mbatha joins the returning cast members James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer, Shari Headley as Lisa McDowell, John Amos as Cleo McDowell, Paul Bates as Oha, Louie Anderson as Maurice and Vanessa Bell Calloway – as Imani Izzi. New faces that are boarding the sequel include Jermaine Fowler, Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, Kiki Layne, Rick Ross, Luenell Cambell, Rotimi (Olurotimi Akinosho), Teyana Taylor and Michael Blackson.
In the sequel, former Prince Akeem is set to become King of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his father’s dying wish to groom his son as the crowned prince, Akeem and Semmi set off to America. Murphy will produce the movie with Kevin Misher and Kenya Barris.
The Coming to America sequel is slated to open in theaters December 18, 2020.