‘Coming 2 America’ to launch on Amazon Prime in March

AP – Coming 2 America, the sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy, has landed on a date to come to audiences. The film which reunites Murphy and Arsenio Hall will debut on Amazon Prime Video on March 5, 2021, Amazon Studios said on Friday.

Originally a Paramount Pictures theatrical release, the studio sold the film to the streamer last month but had yet to finalise a date.

“Coming to America was a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time,” said Head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke, in a statement.

“We know audiences around the world will fall in love with this hilarious, joyful movie that will surely become a timeless favourite.”

James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and John Amos will also be reprising their roles alongside new additions like Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan and KiKi Layne.

Eddie Murphy. PHOTO: AP