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We’re Headed Back to Zamunda! Coming to America’s Sequel Will Arrive in 2021

By | November 20, 2020

It’s been 31 years since we’ve visited Zamunda, and it’s about time we went back!

The long-awaited sequel to the 1988 romantic comedy Coming to America has officially become a reality. After being produced by Paramount Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures, it was announced that Amazon Studios has acquired worldwide rights to the sequel, which is set to release on March 5, 2021.

The film, titled Coming 2 America, has tapped Craig Brewer, the director of Hustle & Flow and the Footloose remake, to lead the project. Brewer previously directed Eddie Murphy in the Netflix film Dolemite Is My Name, and according to Deadline, the two are eager to work together again.

Murphy is expected to return as Prince Akeem, who traveled from his fictional African country of Zamunda to escape an arranged marriage. He went on to find the love of his life and eventual queen, Lisa McDowell, in Queens, while giving us a plethora of iconic scenes. And yes, there are quite a few familiar faces in that clip, because Coming to America had a star-studded cast, including Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, James Earl Jones, Samuel L. Jackson (briefly), and Louie Anderson. While we don’t know who will be back for the sequel, we do know what the story is currently shaping up to be. Deadline reports that in the sequel, Akeem learns about a long lost son, and must return to America to meet his unexpected heir.

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris has been tapped to rewrite a script by original Coming to America writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, while Murphy will serve as producer with Kevin Misher.

“After many years of anticipation, I’m thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward,” Murphy said in a statement. “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.”

Everything You Wanted to Know About Princess Diana’s Sister, Sarah Spencer

By | November 18, 2020

Even before The Crown introduces Princess Diana, we meet Sarah Spencer, Diana’s older sister, who actually dated Prince Charles before Diana did. Once the action moves to follow Charles and Diana’s doomed marriage, however, Sarah pretty much disappears into the background. This is actually accurate to what happened in real life! While Diana went on to a life in the brightest spotlight of all, Sarah lived a pretty “normal” life for a member of the British aristocracy.

As The Crown shows, Sarah – who, six years older than Diana, was more of a contemporary to Prince Charles – briefly dated the prince in the late ’70s, bonding over their shared country hobbies like horseback riding and polo. That’s how Charles and Diana actually first met (although probably not, as The Crown suggests, while Diana was in a fairy costume for a school play). “I introduced them. I’m Cupid!” Sarah joked to The Guardian after the royal engagement was announced in 1981.

Charles and Sarah’s romance ended abruptly after her conversation with a pair of journalists was leaked. According to one of the journalists, writing for The Mirror years later, she outright said she wouldn’t marry Charles “if he were the dustman or the King of England.” Charles was angry by her indiscretion and broke things off, and, within a couple of years, was dating her sister Diana.

Sarah, for her part, also moved on pretty quickly and without much drama. She began dating Neil Edmund McCorquodale, the son of British Olympian Alastair McCorquodale, and they married in 1980. Since he has no title of his own, she retained her “Lady” title as the daughter of an earl. They have three children: Emily (born 1983), George (born 1984), and Celia (born 1989). When Celia got married in 2018, she briefly grabbed headlines for wearing the Spencer tiara (the same one Diana wore at her wedding). Lady Sarah has seemingly stayed close to both her nephews, especially Prince Harry. She and her family were present at his wedding in 2018, and she and her siblings were mentioned in the birth announcement of Harry and Meghan’s son, Archie.

To see more pictures of Lady Sarah over the years, click through the gallery ahead!