Eddie Murphy Returns To New York In Hilarious Coming 2 America Trailer

Murphy and Arsenio Hall star in the sequel to 1988's Coming To America, which hits Amazon Video in March.


Coming To America was one of many hit movies that Eddie Murphy made in the 1980s, but it's taken over 30 years for the sequel to arrive. Coming 2 America is set to hit Amazon Video in March, and the first teaser is here.

Murphy reprises his role as Akeem Joffer, the prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda. When Akeem's father King Jaffe informs him that Akeem has a son he never knew about, the prince must return to New York with his trusted friend Semmi to find him. It looks very funny, and as the trailer reveals, Murphy and Hall will play multiple characters once more, including the hilarious old barbershop men, who are somehow still alive three decades later. Check the trailer out below:

Coming 2 America also stars James Earl Jones as Jaffe, plus Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, Jermaine Fowler, and KiKi Layne. It's helmed by Craig Brewer, who previously directed Murphy in last year's acclaimed Dolomite Is My Name. The film was originally set for a theatrical release this month but will now hit Prime Video on March 5.

In a recent interview with Complex, Hall spoke about what audiences can expect from Coming 2 America. "The story is great, and the way it's been threaded from the first is really masterful," he said. "What I love most is we didn't lose the main agenda, the humor. It's a funny f***ing movie, and I'm proud that we hit all those bumps and checked all those boxes. It does everything you need it to do, but it's also funny, and I think people will love the additions to it. There are some surprises here that will surprise people who don't get surprised."

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