The American actress, Vanessa Bell Calloway is the one known for her role as Princess Imani Izzi in 1988 comedy film coming to America. Her previous film credits include ‘Shameless,’ ‘Saints and Sinners,’ and ‘What’s Love Got to do with it.’ Moreover, now presently she again came up to reprise her role as Princess Imani Izzi in the Paramount Pictures’ upcoming sequel of Coming to America with the name Coming 2 America.
Coming to America is a story of Prince Akeem’s eventual ascension to the throne of Zamunda. Price Akeem had found out that he has a lost son in America and goes to find him out and get him back into the family business. Apart from Calloway, Murphy, Jones AMONS, and Paul Bates are also reprising their roles in the movie. Wesley Snipes, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, and Kiki Layne are the new casts to play a role in the sequel of Coming To America.
Calloway portrayed to be the wife to be of the Prince after her father arranged for marriage. The project would be directed by “Hustle & Flow” helmer Craig Brewer along with Murphy, Kevin Misher and Kenya Barris. In the original movie, Murphy played his role as the charming African Prince Akeem, who goes to New York City to escape from an arranged marriage. Hall played as Semmi who was Akeem’s best friend and Jone as his father. The original was a major hit in the cinema, and it had a gross value of nearly $300 million at the worldwide box office.
Luenell apart from ‘Coming 2 America,’ has previously appeared in ‘A Star is born,’ ‘Think Like a Man,’ ‘Californication’ and ‘Lopez.’
The new sequel, Coming 2 America is stated to be released next year on December 18, 2020.