Amazon Prime has been
releasing some great stuff of late. And amongst its new trailer releases is
Eddie Murphy’s Coming 2 America. This highly anticipated sequel is about Eddie
Murphy as King Akeem and it follows his traveling adventures from Africa’s
Zamunda to Queens in New York.
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The Coming 2 America
trailer will give you a warm feeling as it reunites you to the Royal family of
Zamunda once again. In the trailer you can see that it’s been decades since his
last adventure to America – when he travelled to USA to find himself a bride –
and he’s now serving as the heir to the throne.
But he soon discovers that he’s
got a long lost son somewhere in USA known as Lavelle. Now he must return to
New York with his confidante Semmi to find the crown prince and ensure that his
father’s dying wish is fulfilled.
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Apart from Eddie
Murphy, the film also has a bunch of previous cast making a comeback, so you’ll
find James Earl Jones (King Jafee Joffar), Jon Amos (Cleo McDowell), and Louie
Anderson (Maurice) reprising their roles. The cast has also brought some new
faces like Fowler, Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, Bella Murphy, KiKi Layne, Rotimi, Teyana Taylor and Nomzamo Mbatha,. We certainly can’t wait
to see their performances!
The upcoming movie is
directed by Craig Brewer, who Eddie Murphy often collaborates with. The movie
was produced for distribution by Paramount Pictures, but because of the
pandemic, Paramount decided to sell off the rights to Amazon Prime Video in
apparently a $125 million deal.
Back in November,
Amazon verified the news that it has acquired rights to the sequel and made it
clear that the movie will premiere on the platform in March of 2021 in more
than 240 countries and territories!
The production team is
long and starts with Eddie Muphy himself. Alongside him, there’s also Kevin
Misher, Oliver, Valerii An, Bradley Fischer, Charisse Hewitt-Webster, Kenya Barris, Andy Berman, and Michele Imperato Stabile as the executive
The script of Coming 2
America is written by Black-ish famed creator Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein,
and David Sheffield. The story is by Blaustein Sheffield and Justin Kanew.
The official release
date of the movie has also been made public – it is the 5th of
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Eddie Murphy was last
seen in his 2019 film, Dolemite is my Name, in which he also served as a
producer. In this biographical comedy drama, the 59 year-old actor portrayed
the role of Rudy Ray Moore – best known for his standup gigs and Blaxploitation
films. The movie was a darling for the critics and it received several awards
throughout the award season. It was also premiered at the Toronto Film
As an Eddie Murphy fan,
you must be excited for this sequel, as it helps you reminisce the old times.
For many people, he is a way for them to remember their childhood. When the
first Coming 2 America movie released, we were all obsessed with it and watched
it as many times it telecasted on TV.
Apart from this, the
legendary actor also starred in movies like The Nutty Professor, Norbit, Beverly
hill Cop, Daddy Day Care, Trading Places, Dr. Dolittle, and The Adventures of
Pluto Nash. He also voiced the character of Donkey in Shrek.
It’s actually nice to
see him back on screen during such a difficult time, as he was responsible for
brightening up our childhood.
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Now comes the real
question: should you stream it or skip it? Well, of course the stream it, its
Eddie Murphy! Stream Coming to America on the 5th of March!