Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to the sequel to the iconic comedy “Coming to America,” which will be available on Prime Video on March 5, 2021.
The sequel is set in the royal country of Zamunda, where newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his best friend, Semmi (Arsenio Hall) return to after living in Queens, New York. Many original cast will also return, including King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones), Queen Lisa (Shari Headley), Cleo McDowell (John Amos), Maurice (Louie Anderson) and the barbershop crew.
New characters will be played by Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha and Teyana Taylor.
Paramount Pictures made the deal with Amazon instead of releasing the movie theatrically due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
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