Wednesday, February 18, 2009


According to Variety, Alcon Entertainment has acquired "Back to America," a pitch that will be drafted as a potential star vehicle for Martin Lawrence.

Lawrence, who has a first-look deal with Alcon partners Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, hatched the pitch and will produce the film via his Runteldat Entertainment banner alongside the Alcon duo.

The comedy centers on a working-class man from Queens who discovers he is heir to the throne of an African country and travels there to claim his birthright.
Wow does that sound like "Coming to America" in reverse to you...cause it sure sounds like it to me.

Lawrence, most recently seen in "College Road Trip," is expected to reprise his role in the "Wild Hogs" sequel that Disney is prepping.