Coming 2 America

Coming 2 America
  • 2021
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Craig Brewer
  • Cast: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos, Tracy Morgan, Wesley Snipes, James Earl Jones
  • UK release: 5 March 2021

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Amazon releasing Randy Watson documentary

4 Mar 2021

Film gossip

A new 'chocu-mentary' will tell the story of 'Coming To America' character Randy Watson The new Amazon Prime Video spoof documentary will explore the career of Randy, the frontman of the fictional band Sexual Chocolate, who is played by Eddie Murphy in…

Coming 2 America

4 Mar 20212 stars

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reunite for this belated, and largely misguided, return to Zamunda

It's been 33 years since Coming to America stormed the global box office, and given the film's fondness for sexism and stereotypes it might seem an odd move to revisit its characters in a more enlightened age. Although written and directed by three…

Eddie Murphy: Movie makeup is a 'thankless' job

4 Mar 2021

Film gossip

Eddie Murphy says spending hours in the makeup chair on film sets is a “thankless” job. The ‘Coming 2 America’ star has praised the hair and makeup departments on film sets for their work, as he admitted he hates having to spend up to six hours a day in…

Eddie Murphy 'never planned' to make Coming 2 America

24 Feb 2021

Film gossip

Eddie Murphy "never planned" to make 'Coming 2 America'. The 59-year-old actor is set to reprise his role as Prince Akeem Joffer in the long-awaited sequel to the 'Coming to America' and revealed that he had no plans to revisit the story but for the…

Arsenio Hall feeling pressure for Coming 2 America to be a success

21 Dec 2020

Film gossip

Arsenio Hall is feeling under pressure for 'Coming 2 America' to be a success. The 64-year-old actor reprises his role as Semmi alongside Eddie Murphy's Prince Akeem Joffer in the long-awaited comedy sequel and he admits that from reading comments from…

Coming 2 America will be released in March 2021

20 Nov 2020

Film gossip

'Coming 2 America' will be released on Amazon Prime in March 2021. Amazon Studios have acquired the rights to the long-awaited comedy sequel and have confirmed that the movie will launch on the streaming service on March 5, 2021. The film is set after…

Eddie Murphy's Coming 2 America heading straight to streaming

14 Oct 2020

Film gossip

Eddie Murphy's 'Coming 2 America' is heading straight to streaming. According to Variety, Paramount has sold the sequel to the 1988 comedy to Amazon Studios and it will hit the streaming service in December. The 'Dolemite Is My Name' star has reprised…

Eddie Murphy has gone 'above and beyond' for Coming 2 America

11 Dec 2019

Film gossip

Eddie Murphy has gone "above and beyond" for 'Coming 2 America'. The 'Dolemite Is My Name' star will reprise his role as Prince Akeem in the film, which has been released 32 years after the original and believes fans won't be disappointed with the film.

Craig Brewer fulfils teenage dream on Coming 2 America

9 Nov 2019

Film gossip

Craig Brewer admits it is a dream come true to be given the job to direct 'Coming 2 America'. After working with Eddie Murphy on Netflix biographical comedy 'Dolemite Is My Name', the 47-year-old filmmaker is reuniting with the comic legend for the…

Shari Headley joins Eddie Murphy in Coming 2 America

13 Aug 2019

Film gossip

Shari Headley is joining Eddie Murphy in the 'Coming To America' sequel. The 55-year-old actress will reprise her role from the first movie as Lisa McDowell, the love interest and eventual wife of Eddie's character Prince Akeem. Murphy is once again set…

James Earl Jones to star in Coming To America sequel

9 Aug 2019

Film gossip

James Earl Jones is returning for the 'Coming To America' sequel. The 88-year-old actor has joined forces with Eddie Murphy once again to appear in the hotly-anticipated sequel to 1988's 'Coming to America' and is set to reprise his role as King Jaffe…

Leslie Jones and Kiki Layne for Coming 2 America

8 Aug 2019

Film gossip

Leslie Jones and Kiki Layne have joined the cast of 'Coming 2 America'. The 'Saturday Night Live' star and the 'If Beale Street Could Talk' actress are the latest stars to join actor Eddie Murphy in the sequel to 1988's 'Coming to America'. According to…

Wesley Snipes joins Coming 2 America

8 Aug 2019

Film gossip

Wesley Snipes is set to star in 'Coming 2 America'. The 57-year-old star has joined forces with Eddie Murphy to appear in the hotly-anticipated sequel to 1988's 'Coming to America'. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Snipes will play a new character…

Jermaine Fowler joins Coming To America 2

19 Jun 2019

Film gossip

Jermaine Fowler has joined the cast of 'Coming To America 2'. The 31-year-old actor – who is best known for his lead role on the CBS television series 'Superior Donuts' is on board to starring an unknown role alongside Eddie Murphy in the…

Craig Brewer to direct Eddie Murphy in Coming to America sequel

14 Jan 2019

Film gossip

Craig Brewer will direct Eddie Murphy in 'Coming to America 2'. The 1988 romantic comedy – in which Eddie plays Prince Akeem, the prince of a fictional African country who travels to America to escape an arranged marriage and find a wife – will be…

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