Amazon is bringing back some of our favorite comedy movies in 2020. First, there was Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, and next there’s the return of Coming to America, appropriately titled Coming 2 America. The film is a follow-up to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy about an African prince named Akeem who (you guessed it) comes to America searching for a queen. In Coming 2 America, he finds out he has a son in Queens, New York, and must return to the States.
Here’s the first trailer for the film.
There’s also a new poster for Coming 2 America. It features Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem looking out a cab window upon his return to New York City.
Here’s the full plot description for the film:
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.
In addition to Murphy and Hall, Coming 2 America stars Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley, Wesley Snipes, and James Earl Jones. John Amos, Teyana Taylor, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Paul Bates, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Bella Murphy also appear. It was written by Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, and David Sheffield. And based on characters created by Eddie Murphy. Craig Brewer (Dolemite is My Name) is directing. As we can see in the trailer, Murphy and Hall play multiple roles in the film, as per tradition.
It’s been more than 30 years since we last saw Akeem and Semmi onscreen together. That’s a long time to wait. Luckily, we don’t have to wait much longer for their return to screens. Coming 2 America arrives on Amazon Prime on March 5, 2021. Only a few short months from now!