On Wednesday (Aug. 7), an announcement was made that veteran actor James Earl Jones has agreed to appear in the Coming to America sequel.
Jones, alongside fellow Coming to America alum Paul Bates, will reprise their roles of King Jaffe Joffer and Oha in the follow up to the 1988 film, reports Deadline. Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall will reprise their roles as well.
The cult classic film follows the narrative of Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his best friend, Semmi (Arsenio Hall) while they go on a mission to find Akeem’s queen-to-be in New York City.
In the sequel, Akeem and Semmi will be back in the states while searching for Akeem’s son, Lavelle, who he was previously unaware of. Akeem must then prepare Lavelle to become the next prince of the fictional country of Zamunda.
Black-ish‘s creator, Kenya Barris will write the script to the Craig Brewer-directed film that also features Wesley Snipes, Kiki Layne, and Leslie Jones.
The Coming to America sequel will serve as James Earl Jones’ return to the silver screen following his return as Mufasa in the highly-raved about Lion King live-action remake.