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Coming 2 America’s sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy ‘Coming 2 America ‘ is coming to screens next year.
It will be releasing on Amazon Prime Video on March 5th,2021 as announced by Amazon studios in November.
Amazon has released the first-look photos, featuring Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem and Arsenio Hall as Semmi. See the pictures below:
Trailer to release soon
The trailer is going to release soon as a Christmas present for all the fans before this Christmas.
- Craig Brewer is the director of Coming 2 America.
- Black-Ish wrote the whole screenplay of this film.
- The creators of the film are Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, and David Sheffield.
- Story by Barry W. Blaustein.
- Production: Paramount Pictures, Eddie Murphy Productions, New Republic Pictures.
- Producer: Kevin Misher.
- It is one of the most awaited comedy movies.
Coming 2 America was scheduled to be released on December 18, 2020, in theatres but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the shutdowns of the theatres. It was rescheduled to release digitally on Amazon Prime on March 5, 2021. It will get to release in theaters in the country where paramount is allowed.
Coming 2 America (1988)
It received positive reviews on release. The original one ‘Coming 2 America’ is a 1988 American romantic comedy film which was directed by John Landis.
The estimated budget of the movie was 39 million USD. But after the waiver, it earned 288.8 million USD. Of its time, it became the super hit comedy film. The story is fictional.
In this movie, there is a story of The Crown Prince of the fictional African Nation, Zamunda who remains in search of an independent woman who would love him for what he is and not for his social status. In the hopes of finding such a woman, he travels to The United States.
He and his best friend, Semmi, travel to New York City and start-up the search for Akeem’s bride.
The film got nominations for two Oscars: Best Costume Design & Best Makeup.
Coming 2 America Sequel
In the sequel; Eddie Murphy (former Prince Akeem) is set to become king of Zamunda. He discovers he has a son he never knew about in America named Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler), who is a street-savvy queens native. To honor his royal father’s(James Earl Jones) dying and last wish to groom this son as the crown prince, Akeem and Semmi set off to America again.
Thirty-two years after the first film it is a reunite for the cast members.
Many of the original cast members are returning for this sequel.
Casts of ‘Coming 2 America’
•Eddie Murphy- As the king of Zamunda
•Arsenio Hall- As Semmi, Akeem’s best friend
•John Amos – As Cleo Mcdowell
•Jermaine Fowler- As Lavelle, Son of Akeem
•Leslie Jones – As Lavell’s Mother. (New cast member)
•Tracy Morgan – Reem(New cast member).
•Wesley Snipes-General Izzi (New Cast member). •Sharii Headley- As Lisa McDowell.
•John Amos – As Cleo Mcdowell and many more.
Filming Location is in New York City, New York, USA.
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Remakes of the original Coming 2 America
There are many remakes of the film Coming to America
A Tamil film, My Dear Marthandan, was produced based on the plot of Coming to America. A Hong Kong film, The Fun, the Tycoon & the Luck, also has the same plot.
Eddie Murphy plays 4 Characters
Full name of Eddie Murphy is Edward Regan Murphy and is an American actor, comedian, writer, and singer. His date of birth is April 3rd, 1961. He is The Box Office King of Comedy and in Coming to America, Murphy is also the Prince of Comedy. He can play numerous parts in the same film.
In Coming to America he played four characters; Prince Akeem, Sexual chocolate lead singer Randy Watson, Clarence, and Saul the barbershop customer.
In the sequence also, there is a expectation that he could play four different characters as shown in the pictures released by Amazon Studios.
Same as Eddie he also played four characters in Coming to America; Semmi, Reverend Brown, a girl Akeem meets at the bar, and Morris the barber.
And looking forward to the pictures, again there’s an expectation that in this sequel he will play the same characters.