They say if it aint broke, don’t fix it. Martin Lawrence doesn’t care about leaving well enough alone. He is plotting to producing and star in a new film called “Back To America,” a play on Eddie Murphy’s cult classic “Coming To America,” but in reverse.
According to Empire Online, “Back To America” allegedly will feature a working-class guy from Queens who discovers he secretly has been heir to the thrown of an African country and must travel there to reclaim his birthright. Lawrence developed the concept and will presumably take the lead but it has yet to be confirmed.
It sounds interesting but with “Coming To America” being such at classic its a tough act to follow even 21 years after the original. If the new storyline doesn’t look to parody the orignal too closely it might actually be interesting.