Murphy and Hall reunited during a costume fitting for Coming 2 America

By Alexia Fernandez
April 08, 2019 05:06 PM
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Prince Akeem is coming (back) to America!

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reunited during a costume fitting for Coming 2 America, the sequel to their hit 1988 film.

Legendary costume designer Ruth E. Carter, who won the Oscar earlier this year for her work on Black Panther, shared a photo of Murphy, 58, and Hall, 63, on her Instagram account on Monday.

Both actors posed with Carter’s Oscar as she wrote in the caption, “🗣🗣GOOD MORNING MY NEIGHBORS! It’s official! Preliminary fitting for Coming to America 2 with Prince Akeem, Semmi and Oscar.#RuthIsComingToAmerica2#costumedesign #costumedesigner#blackfilm #eddiemurphy#arseniohall #oscar #oscars#ComingToAmerica#ComingToAmerica2.”

Ruth E. Carter and Eddie Murphy
| Credit: Ruth E. Carter/Instagram
Ruth E. Carter and Arsenio Hall
| Credit: Ruth E. Carter/Instagram

In the film, Murphy portrayed Prince Akeem of Zamunda, a fictional African nation, who grows weary of his pampered lifestyle and decides to find a bride in America with his best friend and personal aide, Semmi (Hall).

It was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Costume Design (by Deborah Nadoolman) and Best Makeup (Rich Baker).

Coming to America also starred James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and John Amos.

While the plot for the sequel is unknown, Jones, 88, is listed as a part of the returning cast on IMDb. Murphy, who created the story, is also listed as one of the screenwriters.

A release date has been set for August 2020.