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Original cast members returning in 'Coming to America' sequel

John Amos is set to return as Cleo McDowell, the owner of McDowell’s, a spoof of McDonald’s.

ATLANTA — “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to Eddie Murphy’s comedic classic, has many of the original cast members in the new installment currently being filmed in Atlanta.

John Amos is set to return as Cleo McDowell, the owner of McDowell’s, a spoof of McDonald’s.

The woman who played his daughter Lisa McDowell, actress Shari Headly, is also returning. Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and Paul Bates are also reprising their roles.

Vanessa Bell Calloway, who played the role of Prince Akeem’s arranged wife, will also be in the sequel. 

The 62-year old actress shocked fans when she wore her original costume on The Steve Harvey Show in 2016.

The long-awaited “Coming to America” sequel stars Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall.

Last week, 11Alive learned exactly which huge celebrity’s home is involved.

In an interview with Nick Cannon on Power 96.1, rapper and mogul Rick Ross revealed scenes for the movie that are being filmed at his home.

The two discussed if creating a sequel for the film was necessary.

“The reason why I’m believing in it so much is because they are filming at my estate in Atlanta,” Ross said.

“That movie is so classic. It’s something I just don’t want to touch,” Cannon said.

Ross revealed that the original movie is his favorite and that is the main reason why he wanted to be part of the making of the sequel.

The mogul resides in a Fayette County estate on Old National Highway. The property was once owned by Evander Holyfield.

“Coming 2 America” will feature Murphy again and it will center around his character Prince Akeem.

In the sequel, he returns to the states to find his long-lost son in America so he can take the throne.

Eddie Murphy's 1988 hit grossed nearly $300 million at the worldwide box office. The sequel is expected to hit theaters Aug. 7, 2020.


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