We’ve got a new promo spot to share with you for Eddie Murphy’s highly-anticipated sequel Coming 2 America. It’s fun to see the excitement build for this movie. I wasn’t sure what the reaction would be, but people seem to be happy that the movie’s been made.
The sequel sees Murphy back in the role of King Akeem, and it’s set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, and the story “continues to follow newly-crowned King Akeem and his trusted confidante Semmi as they embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.”
The sequel features the return of Murphy as Akeem and Arsenio Hall as Semmi. Murphy and Hall actually play multiple roles in the film, which you’ll see in the trailer. They are joined by James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer, Shari Headley as Queen Lisa, John Amos as Cleo McDowell, and Louie Anderson as Maurice, as well as the motley barbershop crew. New cast members include Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Teyana Taylor.
Coming 2 America was directed by Craig Brewer from a script written by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. It will be released exclusively on Prime Video on March 5, 2021.
Our darling Prince Akeem is making his way back to Queens.
— Zamunda Royals (@ZamundaRoyals) January 25, 2021