Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming 2 America‘ to Premiere on Amazon This Winter. A sequel to the 1988 classic Coming to America has been in the works and finished filming in time for a 2020 release! In an impressive move, Amazon has purchased the new film, named Coming 2 America, for $125 Million from Paramount Pictures. Currently, Coming 2 America is expected to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime on December 18th, just in time for the holidays.
In the original 1988 film, “Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is the prince of a wealthy African country and wants for nothing, except a wife who will love him in spite of his title. To escape an arranged marriage, Akeem flees to America accompanied by his persnickety sidekick, Semmi (Arsenio Hall), to find his queen. Disguised as a foreign student working in fast food, he romances Lisa (Shari Headley), but struggles with revealing his true identity to her and his marital intentions to his king father (James Earl Jones).”
Coming 2 America is directed by Craig Brewer, from a screenplay written by David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein and Kenya Barris, based on characters created by Eddie Murphy. It is the second installment in the Coming to America film series, and serves as a sequel to the original film.
In the sequel, “former Prince Akeem Joffer (Eddie Murphy) is set to become King of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street savvy Queens native named Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler). Honoring his royal father’s (James Earl Jones) dying wish to groom this son as the crown prince, Akeem and Semmi (Arsenio Hall) set off to America once again.”
Coming 2 America will be available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime beginning December 18th. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things entertainment!
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