Paul Bates, who played Prince Akeem's manservant in the original film, will be back,as will John Amos - the fast food chain owner - and Shari Headley, Akeem's love interest in the first film.
The premise for the sequel three decades-plus later: Akeem is set to become King of Zamunda but discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his father’s dying wish to groom this son as the crowned prince, Akeem and Semmi set off to America to meet the unlikely heir.
Craig Brewer, director of "Hustle & Flow," is leading the project.
The film is set to be released before Christmas of 2020.