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Wesley Snipes Joins Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming 2 America’

Wesley Snipes will be a part of Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in Paramount’s “Coming 2 America,” the upcoming sequel to the cult ’80s comedy “Coming to America.”

Snipes will play General Izzi, the ruler of a fictional African nation that borders the one dominated by Eddie Murphy’s character, Prince Akeem.

The unique “Coming to America” adopted the spoiled Akeem as he went undercover as a fast-food worker whereas looking out for a girl to take as his spouse instead of an organized marriage. Hall returns within the sequel as Akeem’s buddy, Semmi, as the 2 return to America 30 years later to seek out Akeem’s long-lost son.

Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow”) will direct the challenge with Murphy, Kevin Misher and Kenya Barris producing. Shooting is about to start this fall.

Snipes and Murphy may also seem collectively in “Dolemite Is My Name,” a biopic about comic Rudy Ray Moore that may premiere on the Toronto International Film Festival subsequent month.

Snipes is represented by APA, and his signing was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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