In this sequel to John Landis’ 1988 film “Coming to America”, we get to see Eddie Murphy reprise his role as Prince Akeem and guess who’s coming along for the ride? If you were thinking Arsenio Hall as Semmi you guessed it! On March 5, 2021 you’ll get to witness the star studded cast that you’ve grown to love, share the screen with a few new additions.
After acquiring the film from Paramount , Head of Amazon studios Jennifer Salke stated “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.”
The official synopsis of the film reads:
Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi(Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began. Original cast favorites from Coming to America return including King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones), Queen Lisa (Shari Headley), Cleo McDowell (John Amos), Maurice (Louie Anderson) and the motley barbershop crew. Joining this dynamic ensemble are Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, and Teyana Taylor to name a few. Making Coming 2 America the most anticipated comedy film of the year.
With all the original writers on board and the majority of the 1988 cast reprising their roles, do you think this film has the potential to be a classic as the first?