Tracy Morgan To Play A Hustler In Eddie Murphy's "Coming To America" Sequel
(AllHipHop News) Tracy Morgan is the latest addition to the cast of "Coming To America 2."
According to Deadline, the 50-year-old has signed up to star in the highly-anticipated sequel, which sees Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reprise their iconic characters.
"Hustle and Flow" filmmaker Craig Brewer is directing the follow-up to the 1988 hit comedy, which follows Murphy's Prince Akeem, who is set to become the king of his home country, Zamunda, but discovers he has a son.
Honoring his dying father King Jaffe Joffer, played by James Earl Jones, Akeem and his friend Semmi (Hall) set off to America to meet the youngster, and try to help him become a noble prince.
"Saturday Night Live" co-star Leslie Jones plays the mother of Akeem's son, and Morgan will portray her hustler brother called "Reem."
"Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris has penned the script, with Murphy, Kevin Misher and Barris serving as producers.
Back in January, Paramount Studios bosses announced the news that Murphy would return as the African prince who fled to Queens, New York to avoid an arranged marriage in the original film.
And in July, Hall confirmed he was returning as Akeem's assistant Semmi.
"Arsenio Hall Officially Confirmed For 'Coming to America 2'," he wrote on Twitter, linking to a Moviefone.com article claiming he would definitely reprise his role.