‘Coming 2 America’ Set To Premiere On Amazon In March 2021
The countdown for the highly-anticipated sequel to the cult classic Coming 2 America can officially begin.
Coming 2 America is heading to Amazon on March 5, 2021, Amazon Studios has announced.
The film had an initial release date for next month, but thanks to COVID-19, it partnered with Amazon instead.
It was previously reported that the film has been sold from Paramount Pictures to Amazon Studios and is allegedly worth $125 million.
Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios said:
“’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.”
Producer Kevin Misher added:
“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.”
The original film grossed nearly $300 million at the worldwide box office, premiered in 1988, and centered around Eddie Murphy who played Akeem, an African prince who set out to New York City to find his bride. The hit movie also starred Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones while it helped launch the careers of actors like Samuel L. Jackson, Garcelle Beauvais, and Eriq La Salle, to name a few.
The sequel stars Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos, Tracy Morgan, Wesley Snipes, and James Earl Jones.