“What is that, velvet?” We all know the one-liners from the original 1988 classic film, Coming To America. The star, Eddie Murphy, is back to reprise his role as Price Akeem, but now as King Akeem the ruler of the African nation of Zamunda. With all the follies and funnies of the first movie, Coming 2 America looks to do the same with the release of the newest trailer by distribution platform, Amazon Prime Video.
The good people of the production like, Kenya Barris (Black-ish) on screenplay/executive producer, costume designer Ruth E. Carter (Black Panther) and director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow), with many more, all brought into the idea of the film’s premise which Amazon Prime Video explains as such:
“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.”
Seeing newcomers to the sage in Jermaine Fowler, R&B star Teyana Taylor and actor/singer Rotimi, is a sure fire treat. Yet, it’s the tried and true comedic skill masters in Tracy Morgan and Leslie Jones of Saturday Night Live fame that are sure to get the people cracking up at their antics while watching from the comfort of their homes.
What makes this release so unique, is the fact that the movie drops on March 5th through Amazon’s Prime Video service. So watching from the crib will be a breeze if you are already a memeber. If not, we guess you’ll be signing up or signing in under your homie’s account. Either way, get in on this cultural event as everyone will be talking about it for years to come.