Shari Headley Officially Returning To ‘Coming To America’ Sequel
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Actress Shari Headley has been added to Coming to America 2, one of the original cast who will be reprising their role from the 1988 comedy starring Eddie Murphy.  

According to Deadline, Headley returns as Lisa McDowell, the eventual wife to Murphy’s Prince Akeem. The comedy giant along with James Earl Jones, Arsenio Hall, John Amos and Paul Bates are also confirmed for the sequel. 

Coming to America 2 has added a number of actors to their already star-studded reunion cast lineup, including Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, KiKi Layne, Rick Ross, Teyana Taylor, and comedian Michael Blackson.

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The plot follows Prince Akeem (Murphy) as he is set to become King of Zamunda but he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America. Akeem and Semmi (Hall) return to America to honor the king’s dying wish to groom this son as the crowned prince.

It was announced earlier this year that the film is set to be released next year, likely in August.

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is penning the script, while Craig Brewer will direct. Academy Award winner Ruth E. Carter has signed on as costume designer.


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