Let’s hear it for the band: Randy Watson and his band Sexual Chocolate will be back in the sequel to “Coming to America,” Eddie Murphy confirmed at the Toronto International Film Festival, where his Netflix biopic “Dolemite Is My Name” premiered Saturday. And they won’t be alone.
You’ll see even more familiar faces in the sequel, titled “Coming 2 America,” which reunites Murphy with “Dolemite Is My Name” director Craig Brewer.
The two collaborated on the 1970s-set “Dolemite,” the true story of comedian, actor and filmmaker Rudy Ray Moore, who carved out the iconic titular character and became a blaxploitation star. Wesley Snipes also stars alongside Murphy in both “Dolemite Is My Name” as real life actor-turned-director D’Urville Martin, and as Murphy’s nemesis in “Coming 2 America.”
Netflix will release “Dolemite” in theaters on Oct. 4 ahead of an Oct. 25 streaming debut. “Coming 2 America” is due next summer from Paramount.