Eddie Murphy's officially reclaiming his role as Akeem Joffer in the upcoming film, Coming 2 America. The trailer's just been released, and Murphy can't wait for the sequel to the 1998 comedy, Coming to America, to hit the big screen.
"What could be better than a return to Zamunda?" said producer Kevin Misher. The film will be available on Amazon Prime starting on March 5th, 2021, so viewers can enjoy it from the comfort of their own homes. Besides Eddie Murphy, other members from the original cast will also be returning, including James Earl Jones, Shari Headly, and a few others.
"We have incredible new cast members like Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, Jermaine Fowler, KiKi Layne, and my own daughter, Bella Murphy, among others," Murphy revealed. "It's just a great picture, and I'm excited to have audiences see it."
The movie's being produced by Eddie Murphy and Kevin Misher, with Craig Brewer as the director. And according to Eddie, "This is the perfect time to return to Zamunda because it's been a while since we've had a great comedy show that everybody can enjoy. Zamunda is a very funny place, and the world needs that right now."
The release of the film is also monumental for Amazon; "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," said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios.
"We know audiences around the world will fall in love with this hilarious, joyful movie that will surely become a timeless favorite," Salke added. So get ready to laugh, because Eddie Murphy's Coming 2 America will bring some comedy back into the world.