Coming 2 America, the sequel to 1988’s Coming to America and starring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Wesley Snipes, Tracey Morgan and Leslie Jones is releasing exclusively on Amazon Prime on March 5 2021, Amazon has announced.
Set in Zamunda, Murphy’s King Akeem will journey back to Queens, New York in an “all-new hilarious adventure.”
Jennifer Haike, Head of Amazon Studios said, “Coming to America was a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time. Thanks to Eddie Murphy’s comedic genius along with the brilliant filmmakers, writers and fabulous cast, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this new adventure. We know audiences around the world will fall in love with this hilarious, joyful movie that will surely become a timeless favorite.”
Coming 2 America
Coming 2 America is directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Dolemite is my Name) and written by Kenya Barris (blackish) Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield.
Coming to America opened in theaters in 1988 to become a box office sensation achieving over $288 million in total worldwide box office gross. The comedy was translated to over 25 languages around the globe, known in other countries as Un Prince à New York in France, Der Prinz aus Zamunda in Germany, Un Príncipe en Nueva York throughout Latin America, Il Principe Cerca Moglie in Italy and many more – to become the iconic movie we all know and love today. Beyond its financial success, the film was a cultural zeitgeist that was not only timeless but also a proudly celebrated American comedy, making the film a go-to classic across generations. The memorable characters and relatable story of a fish-out-of-water connected audiences around the world, which is why fans have made it a repeat-viewing over the years.
Coming 2 America released March 5, 2021 on Amazon.