Amazon offer first look images for Eddie Murphy and cast in Coming 2 America
We already know that Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall and much of the original cast of Coming to America will return for the sequel in March and Amazon have just released 8 first look images of Prince Akeem of Zamunda and others head of the release of Coming 2 America.
It's been over 30 years since the original hit cinemas and quickly went onto becoming a comedy classic. Coming 2 America was due for a theatrical release this year, but COVID got in the way, and Amazon stepped in to buy the film from Paramount for £92m, setting up a Prime release early next year.
In the sequel, Prince Akeem is about to become king when he learns he has a son - played by comedian Jermaine Fowler - living in New York. He returns to America with best friend Semmi (Arsenio Hall) to honour his father's wish that he prepares his son to become the next prince in line for the throne.
James Earl Jones returns to play Akeem's father, with Shari Headley reprising her role as Akeem's American wife, Lisa McDowell. Also appearing in the film will be John Amos, KiKi Layne, Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones and Tracy Morgan.
Coming 2 America arrives on Amazon Prime Video 5 March, 2021.
Coming 2 America (2020)
Dir: Craig Brewer | Cast: Arsenio Hall, Eddie Murphy, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones | Writers: Barry W. Blaustein (earlier screenplay), David Sheffield (earlier screenplay), Eddie Murphy (characters), Kenya Barris (screenplay)