‘Coming 2 America’ Trailer Follows Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Corridor Again To New York – .
Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall make a return trip from their African homeland to Queens, New York in Coming 2 America, the long-awaited sequel to the 1988 original, and the trailer for the new film hits many of the anticipated brands.
Amazon Studios, which acquired the film from Paramount, will release it domestically on March 5 via Amazon Prime Video.
Many of the gags in the trailer (see above) come from actors who play two roles. Not only are you King Akeem (Murphy) and his confidante Semmi (Hall) from the fictional nation of Zamunda, but thanks to the magic of cinema, hair, and makeup, you’re also two clever barbers in a barber shop.
The setup for the encore to New York is done by James Earl Jones, who plays Akeem’s father. “Before I’m gone,” he says, he wants Akeem to know that his throne must be turned over to a male heir. “Akeem, it seems you have a son – he needs to be found.” Akeem replies, “Prepare the Royal Jet – we’re going back to America!” and the scene immediately shifts to New York.
The first look at “Coming 2 America” marks the return of King Eddie Murphy to Queens
The hair salon takes up the last third of the trailer, with Jokes and Murphy in a familiar location in his Hollywood career while inhabiting multiple characters. Murphy’s Clarence, the barber shop owner, and Hall’s Morris, a barber shop are reproduced from the original film, which was directed by John Landis.
Paramount plans to release the sequel to selected international areas. The transaction was one of the largest triggered by the restrictions of Covid-19 in 2020. Paramount also shipped the comedy Lovebirds to Netflix earlier this year.
Craig Brewer directed Coming 2 America. The screenplay was written by Kenya Barris and Barry W. Blaustein & David Sheffield. Murphy and Kevin Misher are producers.
The cast also includes Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Shari Headley and Wesley Snipes.