A release date for the much anticipated Coming to America 2 has been announced for August 2020 with filming to start this year. 

Coming to America was released in 1988 and starred Eddie Murphy as a prince from a fictional wealthy African nation of Zamunda who moves to Queens in New York to find himself a wife.

Murphy, who will be starring again as Prince Akeem, said: "After many years of anticipation, I'm thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward.

"We've assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on Dolemite, and I'm looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen," he said in a statement.

Craig Brewer will direct Coming to America 2 

Most of the original cast will re-unite for the as yet untitled film which sees Prince Akeem return to America to find his long lost son.

Black-ish creator and Girls Trip writer Kenya Barris is re-writing a script by Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield.