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New dad Eddie Murphy is reprising one of his most famous roles for the sequel to Coming to America.

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Paramount Pictures bosses have tapped Craig Brewer to take charge of the follow-up to the hit 1988 comedy, in which Murphy played an African prince on the hunt for a wife in New York.

Brewer just directed Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name and it appears the two men got along so well they started talking about the project in between takes.

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is reworking a script by Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, who wrote the original Coming to America, while Murphy is among the producers.

By Damilola Faustino

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