After revealing the primary photographs of Eddie Murphy and different returning Coming to America stars, Amazon Studios has unveiled our first have a look at the newcomers to the forged for the upcoming sequel Coming 2 America. On Thursday, a number of photographs have been launched of Murphy as Akeem, Arsenio Corridor as Semmi, Shari Headley as Lisa, and James Earl Jones as Akeem’s father. We additionally obtained a peek at Murphy as soon as once more taking part in a number of characters within the barbershop together with Corridor taking part in one of many patrons.
Now, one other batch of photos reveal who the returning stars will likely be working with in Coming 2 America. This consists of Jermaine Fowler as Akeem’s lengthy misplaced son, Lavelle; KiKi Layne as Akeem’s first daughter, Meeka; Wesley Snipes as Common Izzi, the antagonist; Tracy Morgan as Reem, Lavelle’s uncle; and Leslie Jones as Lavelle’s mom. Moreover, a have a look at Paul Bates returning because the royal servant may also be seen within the new photographs.
Different forged newcomers embody Rick Ross, Davido, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Garcelle Beauvais. Different characters confirmed to return embody Louie Anderson as McDowell’s worker Maurice, John Amos as Akeem’s father-in-law Cleo McDowell, and Vanessa Bell Calloway as Imani Izzi. Sadly, Eriq Lasalle has beforehand confirmed that he isn’t concerned with the sequel, which means we doubtless will not be seeing the return of Soul Glo. Nonetheless, it appears doubtless the sequel will likely be together with some Easter eggs and different surprises referencing the unique title.
Coming to America was written by David Sheffield and Barry W. Blaustein and directed by John Landis. It stars Murphy as Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the African nation of Zamunda, who’s sad with the organized marriage his mother and father have supplied for him. Decided to discover a bride who will love him for who he’s and never what he’s, Akeem treks to the USA and hits the courting pool, all of the whereas preserving his true id a secret. The film was an incredible hit on the field workplace and is broadly thought to be one Murphy’s most memorable motion pictures and of the perfect comedies of its period.
Craig Brewer directs Coming 2 America utilizing a screenplay by Kenya Barris, Blaustein, and Sheffield. The film serves as a direct sequel to the unique film, set a long time sooner or later with Prince Akeem getting ready to change into the King of Zamunda. As he readies himself for the throne, he discovers he has a protracted misplaced son dwelling in Queens. Following his father’s dying want for Akeem to groom this son because the crown prince of Zamunda, Akeem and Semmi journey again to America to introduce the younger man into the royal household.
Initially, Coming 2 America was set to be launched in theaters by Paramount Photos in August earlier than an preliminary delay to December. Plans wound up altering as soon as once more when Amazon Studios acquired the rights to the film. It’s now heading straight to the small display screen with a digital launch deliberate solely for Amazon Prime Video on March 5, 2021. This information involves us from Amazon.