‘Coming 2 America’ Gets A New Trailer – Premiering 5th March On Amazon Prime Video
‘Coming 2 America’, the sequel to iconic Eddie Murphy comedy ‘Coming to America’ has landed a new trailer, as the movie gets ready to premiere on Prime Video worldwide from 5th March 2021.
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 that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began. As you can see in the trailer, that new trip is to find a son which Akeem never knew he had.
Original cast favourites from ‘Coming to America’ return including King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones), Queen Lisa (Shari Headley), Cleo McDowell (John Amos), and Maurice (Louie Anderson). We also have the return of Reverend Brown, Randy Watson (lead singer of the band Sexual Chocolate), along with Clarence, Saul and Morris from My-T-Sharp Barber Shop, all played by Murphy and Hall.
Joining this star-studded ensemble this time around are Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha and Teyana Taylor.
‘Coming 2 America’ is directed by Craig Brewer, from Paramount Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures, and produced by Eddie Murphy Productions and Misher Films. The screenplay is written by Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield, with story by Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield and Justin Kanew, based on characters created by Eddie Murphy. The producers are Kevin Misher and Eddie Murphy, executive producers are Brian Oliver, Bradley Fischer, Valerii An, Kenya Barris, Charisse Hewitt-Webster, Michele Imperato Stabile and Andy Berman.
The original movie, ‘Coming to America’, opened in theatres in 1988 to become a box office sensation achieving over $288 million in total worldwide box office gross. The comedy was translated to over 25 languages around the globe, known in other countries as ‘Un Prince à New York’ in France, ‘Der Prinz aus Zamunda’ in Germany, ‘Un Príncipe en Nueva York’ throughout Latin America, ‘Il Principe Cerca Moglie’ in Italy and many more – to become the iconic movie we all know and love today. Beyond its financial success, the film was a cultural zeitgeist that was not only timeless but also a proudly celebrated American comedy, making the film a go-to classic across generations.
‘Coming 2 America’ premieres Friday, 5th March 2021 in over 240 countries and territories on Amazon Prime Video.