'Coming 2 America' Adds Original Star Vanessa Bell Calloway
Vanessa Bell Calloway will appear in "Coming 2 America," Variety reports. She had a small role in the first film as Princess Imani Izzi, the woman hand-picked by Prince Akeem's father for an arranged marriage. Of course, things don't work out between the would-be couple, after the prince decides to head to the U.S. to look for true love instead.
Original star Eddie Murphy will be back as Prince Akeem, and additional fellow returning cast members include Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Paul Bates, John Amos, and Shari Headley. New cast members include Wesley Snipes, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, and Kiki Layne.
It's unclear how significant Bell Calloway's part will be in the follow-up, though her brief screen time in the original remains memorable, thanks to the princess's striking gold dress. The look has inspired plenty of fashionistas over the years, and has been emulated by the likes of "Black Panther" star Danai Gurira.
"Coming 2 America" is due to hit theaters on December 18, 2020.