Sunday, September 25, 2022

Michael Blackson ‘Anxious’ to Shoot ‘Coming 2 America’ Scenes with His Idol Eddie Murphy [VIDEO]

*Michael Blackson is over the moon about working on-camera with Eddie Murphy and Wesley Snipes in theComing to America sequel that is currently filming in Atlanta. 

TMZ caught up with the comedian on Melrose Ave. Sunday and he gushed about shooting scenes with Snipes. As we previously reported, Wesley is part of an ensemble cast that includes Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Rick Ross and more. 

The original film follows Murphy as Prince Akeem from the fictional African nation, Zamunda, as he sets off on a journey to Queens, New York, to himself a wife. People notes that this time around, Akeem will return to America 30 years later with hopes of finding his long-lost son.

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“Honoring his father’s dying wish to groom his son as a newly crowned prince, Akeem must once again return to America,” writes The Hollywood Reporter of the film’s plot. 

Leslie Jones is playing the son’s mother, a woman who had a one-night stand with Akeem. Morgan will play Jones’ brother, a hustler named Reem.

Snipes plays General Izzi, the ruler of the fictional African nation that borders Akeem’s kingdom. Arsenio is reprising his role of Akeem’s best friend, Semmi.

“After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward. We’ve assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on Dolemite, and I’m looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen,” Murphy said in a statement. 

Meanwhile, scroll up and watch the clip above to see Blackson’s response when asked what his all time favorite Eddie Murphy film is.

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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