In the original, Akeem goes incognito and travels to Queens, New York to find a wife. James Earl Jones and Paul Bates, who played Akeem's father King Jaffe Joffer and royal servant Oha respectively, are also set to reprise their roles according to entertainment news site Deadline.
Leslie Jones, Wesley Snipes and Kiki Layne have been linked to Coming 2 America, the Coming to America sequel that sees Eddie Murphy pick up his role of Akeem after 31 years. Layne's on as Akeem's daughter, who considers herself the son he never had - at least, until now. Take that with a grain of salt for now, but Murphy has obviously done it before.
Coming 2 America begins filming this fall and is set for a 2020 release.
In the original 1988 movie, Anderson played Maurice, an employee at McDowell's, the fictional McDonald's-like restaurant where Prince Akeem worked.
News of Snipes' new role as General Izzi comes days after he told fans he supports Mahershala Ali's casting as vampire vigilante Blade in a revamp of his 1990s action-horror film trilogy.
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