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Well, this is good news on Good Friday!

Apparently Paramount is taking the necessary steps to make a Coming to America sequel happen.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the studio has hired the original screenwriters, Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, to write a potential sequel. Kevin Misher (It’s Kind of a Funny Story, 2013’s Carrie) has also signed on to produce.

No word yet on whether Eddie Murphy will reprise his role as Prince Akeem, or Arsenio Hall, who plays his sidekick Semmi.

Murphy got folks excited last month when he posted a photo of Imani Izzi (Vanessa Bell Calloway) with the caption, “Coming to America sequel?” on his Twitter account.

Shortly thereafter, he deleted his ENTIRE Twitter account.

He has, however, spoken about a possible sequel and even shared with HipHollywood how he’d like it to be scripted.

In the John Landis-directed original, Murphy played Prince Akeem, who traveled from his wealthy African country to Queens, New York, to escape an arranged marriage and find a wife who will love him in spite of his title. James Earl Jones also starred in the comedy, along with Shari Headley and John Amos.

We love any talk of a follow-up to the 1988 comedy.

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Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves



To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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