The anticipated sequel which was slated for a VOD release exclusively on Amazon Prime will also premiere in Nigerian cinemas on March 5, 2021. It is distributed by Filmone.
Directed by Craig Brewer, the sequel to the 1988 hit comedy ‘Coming To America’ will follow Prince Akeem’s journey to Queens in search of his heir.
The comedy was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia back in 2019. It stars Eddie Murphy (who reprises his role as Prince Akeem), Arsenio Hall, Wesley Snipes, James Earl Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Sharo Headley and Teyana Taylor.
Coming to America is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Landis and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and John Amos. The first instalment in the Coming to America film series, it was released in the United States on June 29, 1988. Eddie Murphy plays Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who travels to the United States in the hopes of finding a woman he can marry.
In 1989, a pilot for a planned spin-off television series was made, although this was never picked up for a series. A sequel, Coming 2 America, is scheduled for release on March 5, 2021.