The Coming 2 America sequel may not be hitting theaters as expected. Paramount Pictures is reportedly on the brink of selling the film to Amazon Studios in an apparent $125 deal, Variety reports.
Although the deal is still being finalized, the reported acquisition will include marketing tie-ins with McDonalds and Crown Royal. Murphy, who is also a producer on the film, has to approve the sale.
The film is reportedly slated to begin streaming on Dec. 18. It’s unclear if it will also be released in theaters.
The star studded cast includes Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jon Amos, Wesley Snipes, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Garcelle Beauvais, Kiki Layne, and Luenell.
“I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out,” Murphy said of the film during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres last year. “A lot of people have this expectation, like people would say to me when they found out I was doing it, ‘Don’t f*ck that movie up.’ So we’ve gone above and beyond what anybody would think. I’m really, really happy with it.”
Amazon has other big releases in the works including Regina King’s One Night in Miami and a Borat sequel.