Eddie Murphy’s extremely anticipated Coming To America sequel has been given an official launch date.
Amazon Studios confirmed at the moment (November 20) that it has acquired the worldwide rights to Coming 2 America from Paramount Photos.
Initially set to reach on August 7, the long-awaited sequel to the 1988 comedy will now launch worldwide on Amazon Prime Video on March 5, 2021.
A synopsis for the movie reads: “Set within the lush and royal nation of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Corridor) embark on an all-new hilarious journey that has them traversing the globe from their nice African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – the place all of it started.”
Moreover Murphy and Corridor, different forged favourites set to make a return embrace James Earl Jones (King Jaffe Joffer), Shari Headley (Queen Lisa), John Amos (Cleo McDowell), Louie Anderson (Maurice) and the motley barbershop crew.
Newcomers becoming a member of the star-studded ensemble are Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha and Teyana Taylor.
“Coming To America was a cultural phenomenon that is without doubt one of the most cherished and celebrated comedies of all time,” mentioned Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “Because of Eddie Murphy’s comedic genius together with the good filmmakers, writers and fabulous forged, we couldn’t be extra excited to have a good time this new journey. We all know audiences world wide will fall in love with this hilarious, joyful film that may certainly turn out to be a timeless favorite.”
Producer Kevin Misher added: “What could possibly be higher than a return to Zamunda? We’re so excited for Amazon Studios to carry Eddie Murphy and Coming 2 America to a worldwide viewers the place they will chuckle once more with characters they’ve cherished for 30 years, and meet new ones that they may love for years to return.”
It was revealed final 12 months that Netflix had signed a licensing deal with Paramount Pictures to make a Beverly Hills Cop sequel.
Starring Eddie Murphy as Detroit police detective Axel Foley, the Beverly Hills Cop franchise started in 1984, with the third and last film launched in 1994.
Murphy will reprise his position as Detective Foley and Jerry Bruckheimer is again as producer.