‘Coming 2 America’: Sequel to be released on Amazon in March.
Amazon Studios have acquired worldwide rights for the sequel of hysterical comedy “Coming to America.” The upcoming installment of this comedy-drama will be available on Prime Video on March 5, 2021. Paramount Pictures closed the deal with Amazon, avoiding the theatrical release due to the pandemic. It was initially set to have a release on big screens in December. Neither Amazon nor Paramount has commented on the deal, but sources confirm that the rights were worth $125 million.
Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi(Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure. This adventure has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.
More about the sequel of “Coming To America.”
The sequel is based in the majestic country of Zamunda. The iconic Eddie Murphy plays the character of newly-crowned King Akeem, and Arsenio Hall plays his best friend, Semmi. Both of these characters return to their natives after living in Queens, New York.
Craig Brewer will direct the movie. Producer Kevin Misher said in a recent interview, “What could be better than a return to Zamunda? We are so excited for Amazon Studios to bring Eddie Murphy and ‘Coming 2 America’ to a worldwide audience where they can laugh again with characters they have loved for 30 years, and meet new ones that they will love for years to come.”
Original Cast and New Characters
Many original cast will also return, including King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones), Queen Lisa (Shari Headley), Cleo McDowell (John Amos), Maurice (Louie Anderson), and the barbershop crew. New additions to the ensemble are Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Teyana Taylor.
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The Head of Amazon Studios recently made a statement regarding the show. “Coming to America was a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time. Thanks to Eddie Murphy’s comedic genius along with the brilliant filmmakers, writers and fabulous cast, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this new adventure. We know audiences around the world will fall in love with this hilarious, joyful movie that will surely become a timeless favorite,” is what she said.