Its Official Amazon Studios Acquires Coming 2 America From Paramount

It is finally official, Amazon Studios has acquired worldwide rights to Coming 2 America from Paramount Pictures. This long-awaited sequel to the iconic comedy Coming to America will launch worldwide in over 240 countries and territories on Prime Video on March 5, 2021. The news of Amazon trying to acquire the rights of this movie had been around for the past month.  While Paramount and Eddie Murphy would’ve love to see this movie premiere in theaters, the uncertain future of the theater industry is what led to this sale.

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This is what Head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke had to say about the acquisition. “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.”

Producer Kevin Misher was also excited when the news finally broke that the movie would be released by Amazon Studios.  “What could be better than a return to Zamunda? We are so excited for Amazon Studios to bring Eddie Murphy andComing 2 Americato a worldwide audience where they can laugh again with characters they have loved for 30 years, and meet new ones that they will love for years to come,”

The sequel is 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 star-studded ensemble are Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha and Teyana Taylor, making Coming 2 America the most anticipated comedy film of the year.

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