Los Angeles: Amazon Studios has acquired the worldwide rights for Eddie Murphy’s much-awaited film “Coming 2 America”. In a press release, the studio mentioned that it purchased the movie, a sequel to John Landis’ 1988 comedy “Coming to America”, from Paramount Footage.
The movie will launch on streamer Amazon Prime Video on March 5, 2021. The primary movie targeted on Prince Akeem (Murphy), from the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who involves New York, and will get a job at a McDonald’s whereas looking for a life associate.
The follow-up, directed by Craig Brewer, will see the newly-crowned King Akeem and Semmi embark on a brand new journey that has them traversing the globe from Zamunda, again to Queens, New York. Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, mentioned that “Coming to America” was a “cultural phenomenon” and one of many “most cherished and celebrated comedies of all time.” “Because of Eddie Murphy’s comedic genius together with the good filmmakers, writers and fabulous solid, we couldn’t be extra excited to have a good time this new journey. We all know audiences around the globe will fall in love with this hilarious, joyful film that can absolutely change into a timeless favorite,” she added.
Producer Kevin Misher mentioned, “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’ll giggle once more with characters they’ve cherished for 30 years, and meet new ones that they may love for years to come back.” Returning solid members embrace James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos and Louie Anderson. They are going to be joined by newcomers Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha and Teyana Taylor.
Paramount Footage has produced the film in affiliation with New Republic Footage, Eddie Murphy Productions and Misher Movies. Kenya Barris, Barry W Blaustein and David Sheffield have penned the script, with story by Blaustein, David Sheffield and Justin Kanew, primarily based on characters created by Murphy.