33 years later, Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall return to Zamunda
NEW YORK – When Eddie Murphy made the original “Coming to America,” he was, almost indisputably, the funniest man in America. “Now I take nothing for granted and appreciate everything.”Thirty-three years after “Coming to America,” Murphy and Hall have returned to Zamunda. At the barbershop, where Murphy and Hall also reprise their characters, the conversation bounces from Teslas to transgender people. Before making “Black Panther,” Murphy has said Ryan Coogler approached him about a “Coming to America” sequel. Ruth E. Carter designed the costumes of both “Black Panther” and “Coming 2 America.” Both were shot in Atlanta.
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So Dolemite came together, then Coming 2 America came together, then Beverly Hills Cop  came together," he continued. I can do that and I can have my funny little bookend and while I was at it, let me host Saturday Night Live. "I kind of developed it from the beginning and Rudy Ray Moore was kind of somebody I really, really was a fan of. "He's in Africa," Murphy revealed, adding that Wesley Snipes "is playing an African warlord named General Izzi. RELATED CONTENT:'Dolemite Is My Name': Eddie Murphy Is a Karate-Chopping Showman in First TrailerEddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall Reunite, Confirm 'Coming to America' SequelEddie Murphy Welcomes His 10th Child
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On Monday, Netflix dropped the first trailer for the legendary funnyman's new biopic project, Dolemite Is My Name, showcasing a role for the ages. He decides to invent Dolemite, a well-dressed, larger-than-life character who he hopes will take him to the top. Next, Moore and his pals set out on a mission to make movies that center on his new persona. In Cohen's 2012 memoir, Most Talkative: Stories From the Front Line of Pop Culture, Cohen wrote about being traumatized while watching Murphy "ridiculing gay people" during a stand-up show in 1985. Burgess wrote, presumably about Cohen.