After over thirty years, Coming 2 America, the sequel to the 1989 Eddie Murphy comedy, will finally be released. However, due to the coronavirus you won’t see the movie in theaters, it’ll be in the comfort of your own home on the Amazon streaming platform.
According to a recent press release, Coming 2 America will be available on Prime Video March 5, 2021. The film was originally scheduled to be in theaters next month.
Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement, “Coming to America was a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time.”
She continued, “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.”
The highly anticipated movie will see Murphy return as Prince Akeem who is set to be crowned as king while discovering that he has a son from Queens that he never knew about. To honor his father’s dying wish to prepare his son to be the newly crowned prince, he must return to America once again. Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and KiKi Layne are set to star alongside Murphy.
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