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Eddie Murphy cant stop smiling as he arrives in Georgia for Coming To America sequel

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Eddie Murphy, Arsenio, and the two actors in a still from Welcome To America

Eddie and Arsenio arrived in Georgia to start filming for the Welcome To America sequel (Picture: Backgrid/Paramount)

Eddie Murphy could not help but flash a smile as he and Arsenio Hall arrived in Georgia to commence filming on the Coming To America sequel.

The two actors looked in great spirits as they were seen hopping off the plane in Georgia to begin work on the long-awaited sequel to the 1988 film, Coming To America, which is conveniently titled Coming 2 America.

In the original movie, Eddie starred as Prince Akeen, the Prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, while Arsenio played the role of Semmi, Akeems best friend.

The films story concerned Prince Akeem arriving in the US in the hopes of finding a woman to marry and the sequel, which is being released 32 years after the original motion picture, focuses on Akeem returning to the US to find his long-lost son.

Eddie Murphy

Eddie flashed a smile for the camera as he arrived. He played the role of Prince Akeem in the original film (Picture: Backgrid)

Many cast members from the original film, including James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and Vanessa Bell Conway are all expected to reprise their roles.

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Wesley Snipes and SNL star Leslie Jones have also signed on to appear in the sequel.

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Arsenio, who plays the role of Semmi, is also reprising his role for the sequel (Picture: Backgrid)

The movie is being directed by Craig Brewer, with Kevin Misher set to produce.

Meanwhile, the screenwriters of the original film, David Sheffield and Barry W. Blaustein, have also been attached to the project.

Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy in Coming To America

Coming To America was a massive success upon its release in 1988 (Picture: Paramount)

Coming To America was a massive success upon its release in 1988, grossing $288 million worldwide.

Fans had long anticipated a follow-up movie, with the sequel finally being confirmed in January.

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Eddie previously revealed that he was thrilled to be able to reprise his role for the second installment.

In a statement, the 58-year-old said: After many years of anticipation, Im thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward.

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