South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha, along with American actress Garcelle Beauvais, are the latest additions to the Coming 2 America cast.
The sequel to the popular 1988 comedy film, will star its original leads Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, and will be directed by Craig Brewer, Deadline reports. Production of the film is underway and shooting is set to begin soon.
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Jer 29: 11-13 From KWAMASHU to the WORLD. My GOD is BIG, LIMITLESS and He is MIGHTY and my angels in heaven are the hardest working team. For the past couple of weeks I’ve just been having an OUT OF BODY experience just looking at Zamo’s life like, haibo sisi … UWENA LO? *claps once* . Nomzamo is #Coming2America 😄I found out on my grandmother’s birthday and I’ve been numb ever since. Anxiety has been eating at me 😂😂 it’s worse now that the news is out! 😩😂 I’m just honored to be a part of this INCREDIBLE AND HUGE classic of a film. It’s going to be a fantastic couple of months in Atlanta telling this story and being surrounded by the most INCREDIBLE collective of actors and living legends… UNREAL. Just… WOW ! GOD WILL HUMBLE YOU. BELIEVE HIM. . Thank you to my team Krystal, Pumza, Nick, the team at Pantheon and my attorney Barry for being AMAZING, to Paramount, Leah, Craig and the entire Executive Producers Team for believing in my Light and abilities and giving it such a role to let it shine. . Now. BACK TO ZAMUNDA ❤️☀️
Mbatha will reportedly take on one of the lead roles, although it is not clear at this point which one that will be. A few months ago, the actress moved to Los Angeles and left many South Africans wondering what she had developing in the pipeline that necessitated the move abroad.
Okay Africa reported that Mbatha released a statement saying, “To God be the glory. It is truly unreal to me. The sacrifices have paid off. The goal was never insurmountable, but rather a path of commitment, diligent work and sacrifices by me and my team”. The actress added that “Moving to Los Angeles was a choice of faith, and God has surpassed my wildest dreams. This moment is bigger than me this moment is for every single girl who doubts herself or just how big her God is. My life is a testament to that. My life says God is bigger than ginormous! I am grateful, I am humbled, I am honoured to be cast in Coming 2 America.”
While the likes of James Earl Jones, John Amos and Shari Headley returning to reprise their original roles, new members of the international cast include Tracy Morgan, Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Kiki Layne, Rotimi, Teyana Taylor and several others.
As reported by The Sauce in January 2019, the Rights Activist was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
Coming 2 America is slated to be released in December 2020.