‘Coming 2 America’ trailer released: Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem learns he has a son
The sequel will be released on Amazon Studios in March
The highly anticipated trailer for Coming 2 America has been released.
Fans of the popular comedy got a glimpse of the upcoming sequel with comedy legend Eddie Murphy as crowned Prince Akeem of the fictional African nation of Zamunda. The plot of the film revolves around Akeem, who is about to become king, but he must first grant his father's dying wish that Akeem find the long-lost son he never knew about. Queens Street savvy Lavelle, played by Jermaine Fowler.
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"You have to heed my words before I'm gone, my son," says a dying King Jaffe Joffer, in which James Earl Jones repeats the role in the trailer's opening scenes and appears to be on his deathbed. "Now you will be king!"
"But the throne must be handed over to a male heir," continues King Jaffe, the ruler of Zamunda. “Akeem, it looks like you have a son. He has to be found. "
More than 30 years after Coming to America was originally released, Akeem is heading back to America with his trusted friend Semmi, who is again played by Arsenio Hall.
“In the lush and regal land of Zamunda, the newly crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on a completely new, fun adventure as they cross the globe from their great African nation to the USA Queens, New York - where it all began, ”describes the official summary of Amazon Studios.
“Coming to America cast favorites return, 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. "
James Earl Jones stars in COMING 2 AMERICA (photo courtesy Amazon Studios)
Read more: Arsenio Hall Says Everyone Bring Their "A Game" For Coming 2 America.
As theGrio reported, Hall recently announced that fans would not be disappointed with the upcoming film. In an interview with Complex, he promised "surprises" to promote Coming 2 America.
“I wanted to put my foot in this one. Everything went well. Everyone delivered their A-Game 100 percent on time every day. When you watch the outtakes you will see how much fun we had. They look at the outtakes and say, "You shouldn't even have paid them because they had too much fun." It's not a job, ”he says.
Coming 2 America was originally scheduled to hit theaters this year by Paramount Pictures, but the pandemic changed those plans. In October it was announced that Amazon Studios had acquired the film distribution rights for a reported $ 125 million.
Coming 2 America will now be released on Amazon Prime Video on March 5, 2021.
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