‘Coming 2 America’ Trailer: Eddie Murphy Returns as King Akeem 32 Years Later
Over three decades after Eddie Murphy appeared as Prince Akeem in "Coming to America", the comedian brings the character back - this time as the newly crowned King Akeem - in "Coming 2 America". Below is the first trailer for the long-awaited sequel. The film, which was originally slated for Paramount theatrical release, will instead be released on March 5th on Amazon Prime Video. He follows Akeem when he returns to New York to reunite with his long-lost son (Jermaine Fowler), a local queen Akeem must foster to be the next Crown Prince of Zamunda.
Here's Amazon's official recap: “The newly crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) are playing a brand new, fun adventure in the lush and regal land of Zamunda, crossing the globe from their own land great African nation in the borough of Queens, New York - where it all began. "
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“Coming to America's original cast favorites are returning, including King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones), Queen Lisa (Shari Headley), Cleo McDowell (John Amos), Maurice (Louie Anderson) and the colorful hair salon crew. This star-studded ensemble includes Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Teyana Taylor. This makes "Coming 2 America" the most anticipated comedy film of the year. "
In fact, Amazon has hedged its bets that the film will be a huge hit; He reportedly bought the finished film from Paramount for a whopping $ 125 million. The sequel was written by Kenya Barris, creator of "Black-ish", and screenwriters Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield of "Coming to America". Directed by Craig Brewer, whose "Hustle & Flow" received two Oscar nods and won an Audience Award at Sundance in 2005. He most recently directed Murphy in Netflix's Rudy Ray Moore biography "Dolemite Is My Name" (2019).
Murphy received widespread recognition for his performance as a Moore comedian, including a Golden Globe nomination. It was his most famous role in a decade, but, as IndieWire's Tambay Obenson recounted, Murphy doesn't like seeing it as a comeback.
The actor is definitely on the move: he will star in the fourth episode of the Beverly Hills Cop franchise for Netflix. Beverly Hills Cop III was released in 1994.
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