Tracy Morgan in The Last O.G.


Attracting high-profile actors has not been a problem for the "Coming to America" sequel.

Tracy Morgan is a new addition to the comedy starring Eddie Murphy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. News of his casting comes as "Coming 2 America" prepares to begin production in late August. Morgan will appear in the film alongside original stars Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and Shari Headley, as well as his fellow newcomers Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, and Kiki Layne.

The sequel picks up years after the original 1988 comedy. It follows Murphy's Prince Akeem as he returns to Queens, New York, at the request of his dying father to meet the son he never knew he had and bring him into the royal fold. Jones will play the mother of Prince Akeem's son, while Morgan portrays her hustler brother Reem.

Morgan has a history of success in comedy. He made a name for himself as a "Saturday Night Live" cast member and one of the stars of "30 Rock," and he currently stars in the TBS series "The Last O.G." Some of his films include "What Men Want," "Fist Fight," and "The Night Before."

"Coming 2 America" -- with its cast of comedy heavy-hitters -- is being directed by Craig Brewer. Its producers include Murphy, Kevin Misher, and Kenya  Barris.

[via: THR]