Coming to America sequel is set to be on Amazon Prime in December
We needed some good news this week and it appears to have arrived in the form of the long-anticipated sequel to Eddie Murphy's classic Coming to America, which is reportedly coming to Amazon Prime this December.
First reported by Variety, Coming 2 America is in the process of being sold by distributor Paramount Pictures to Amazon Studios, and if agreed, is expected to be streaming from 18 December.
Paramount has already sold several films to streams already this year, including Aaron Sorkin's Trial Of The Chicago 7 and Lovebirds to Netflix as well as Without Remorse to Amazon.
The good news for fans is that many of the original cast members have returned for Coming 2 America.
Directed by Craig Brewer, Eddie Murphy has reprised his role as charming Prince Akeem Joffer, who is set to become king of Zamunda, but discovers he has a son he never knew about in America named Lavelle.
The original Coming To America grossed nearly $300 million at the box office as Murphy starred as Prince Akeem, who travelled to New York city to escape an arranged marriage.
In addition to Murphy returning for Coming 2 America, Arsenio Hall will return as Semmi, Shari Headley is back as Akeem's wife Lisa, John Amos is back as her father Cleo McDowell, while James Earl Jones reprises his role as King Jaffe Joffer.
Louie Anderson and Garcelle Beauvais will also return for smaller roles in the movie.
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This is one of a number big swings for Amazon Prime, which recently announced the acquisition of worldwide rights to the sequel of the 2006 film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
The film, which stars Sacha Baron Cohen in the title role once again, will premiere on 23 October on Amazon Prime.