Atlanta What’s Filming: ‘Coming to America’ Sequel, Starring Eddie Murphy

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Hey, Atlanta actors! Stay in the loop and be sure to check back every week for projects currently in production in the place you call home. Here’s the 411 on what’s filming big and small in your city.

“Coming 2 America”
The hit 1988 comedy is getting a sequel, “Coming 2 America,” filming now in Atlanta. According to Atlanta’s Curbed and 11 Alive, the sequel will film using Evander Holyfield’s former estate in Fayetteville. The palace is currently owned by rapper Rick Ross, who will also join the cast of the film. As we reported earlier this week, in addition to stars Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, the sequel will also see the return of James Earl Jones and Paul Bates. The Paramount feature is scheduled to hit theaters Aug. 7, 2020. Leah Daniels Butler is in charge of casting, and there have been regular notices for background actors posted on Backstage in recent months, including one filming in early September—head over to the notice to apply, and be sure to keep an eye on local listings for future opportunities, as well!

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