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Paramount Sues Company That Built Pop-Up McDowell’s Like the One in Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America’

Paramount has taken legal action against a company that set up a pop-up restaurant inspired by an eatery in the 1988 Eddie Murphy film “Coming to America”, a filing shows.

In the lawsuit, filed in the recently established Copyright Claims Board, Paramount accused JMC Pop Ups LLC of publicly performing, creating, reproducing, and displaying the work of “Coming to America.”

In the film, Eddie Murphy’s character crown prince Ak eem Joffer travels with his friend Semmi, played by Arsenio Hall, to the US to avoid an arranged marriage. He takes a job at McDowell’s restaurant, where he falls in love with the owner’s daughter.

Read the source article at Business Insider

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