Amazon Acquires "Coming 2 America" From Paramount
Amazon Studios has acquired worldwide rights to the Georgia-lensed movie, Coming 2 America, from Paramount pictures. The long-awaited sequel to the iconic comedy Coming to America will be released internationally on Prime Video on March 5, 2021.
Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on a hilarious, new journey that has them traversong the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York, where it all began. The star-studded ensemble includes James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos, Louie Anderson, Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracey Morgan, and more.
“Coming to America" was a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time,” Head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Sale, said. “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.”