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'Coming 2 America' Cast - Meet the New Additions for the Sequel!

The highly anticipated movie Coming 2 America is now available to watch from the comfort of your own home and the film features so many great new cast members.

Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and all of your favorite stars from the first movie returned and they added some great stars for the sequel.

Here is the film’s synopsis: Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (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.

Coming 2 America was supposed to be released in theaters in August 2020, but Paramount Pictures decided to sell the film to Amazon for $125 million when the pandemic shut down the movie theaters around the country.

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The Palace in 'Coming 2 America' Is Actually a Famous Star's Real House!

The highly anticipated Eddie Murphy movie Coming 2 America is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video and viewers are in awe over the palace in fictional Zamunda.

The film was was shot mostly in the Atlanta area and rapper Rick Ross‘ mansion was used for the palace.

“Our big problem was, where do we find a house that had the scale of the possibilities for a very lavish palace?” production designer Jefferson Sage told Variety. The home was used as the “bones” of the palace, though visual effects were used to “enhance the silhouette” of the home.

Ross‘ 45,000 square-foot mansion was previously owned by boxer Evander Holyfield and the home features 12 bedrooms and a dining room for 100 people. The house sits on a lot that spans 235 acres.

“That entrance foyer with the big two-story interior and double-winding staircase was perfect,” Sage said. “Off of that, there were two beautiful big rooms with giant windows and 18-foot ceilings. We used five key spaces that we turned into Zamunda.”

Set decorator Douglas A. Mowat enhanced a lot of the rooms with new colors and wallpapers and Ross decided to keep the changes.

Rick Ross photo

“They changed the wallpaper in the dining room so I asked them to keep it up there,” Ross said with a laugh. “They also created that huge dining room table for a dining scene that seats 50-60 people, and they left that for me as a gift. It’s humungous.”

You can read the full piece on the set on Variety.com!

Watch a New 'Coming 2 America' Trailer!

Coming 2 America is coming!

The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved 1988 comedy Coming to America is arriving on Amazon Prime Video on March 5, and a new trailer arrived on Wednesday (February 3).

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The movie stars Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reprising their roles as Prince Akeem and Semmi. The two actors will also reprise their roles of the My-T-Sharp Barber Shop’s Clarence, Saul and Morris as well as Reverend Brown and Randy Watson, lead singer of the band Sexual Chocolate.

Here’s a plot summary: “In the sequel, directed by Craig Brewer, newly-crowned King Akeem and Semmi embark on a new adventure that has them traversing the globe from Zamunda, back to Queens.”

Original cast members returning including James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos and Louie Anderson, while new additions to the cast include Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha and Teyana Taylor.

Coming to America was a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time. Thanks to Eddie Murphy’s comedic genius along with the brilliant filmmakers, writers and fabulous cast, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this new adventure. We know audiences around the world will fall in love with this hilarious, joyful movie that will surely become a timeless favorite,” said Amazon’s Jennifer Salke.

Eddie Murphy recently celebrated after winning this award for the first time!

'Coming 2 America' Gets a Release Date!

Coming 2 America is coming 2 streaming!

The highly anticipated Coming to America sequel starring Eddie Murphy is set to hit AmazonPrime Video via Paramount Pictures on March 5, 2021, Variety confirmed Friday (November 20).

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The film is a sequel to John Landis’ 1988 original, which brought in over $288 million worldwide.

Here’s a plot summary: “In the sequel, directed by Craig Brewer, newly-crowned King Akeem and Semmi embark on a new adventure that has them traversing the globe from Zamunda, back to Queens.”

Original cast members returning including James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos and Louie Anderson, while new additions to the cast include Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, Bella Murphy, Rotimi, KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha and Teyana Taylor.

Coming to America was a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time. Thanks to Eddie Murphy’s comedic genius along with the brilliant filmmakers, writers and fabulous cast, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this new adventure. We know audiences around the world will fall in love with this hilarious, joyful movie that will surely become a timeless favorite,” said Amazon’s Jennifer Salke.

“What could be better than a return to Zamunda? We are so excited for Amazon Studios to bring Eddie Murphy and Coming 2 America to a worldwide audience where they can laugh again with characters they have loved for 30 years, and meet new ones that they will love for years to come,” said producer Kevin Misher.

Check out some of the photos from the set while filming!

Eddie Murphy's 'Coming to America' Sequel Heading to Amazon Amid Pandemic

The sequel to Coming to America is now coming to Amazon.

The highly anticipated Eddie Murphy sequel to the 1988 comedy classic will skip movie theaters entirely amid the pandemic, Deadline reported.

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The movie is now being sold by Paramount Pictures to Amazon Studios in a deal worth approximately $125 million. The expected streaming premiere date for the film is scheduled for later this year on December 18, according to Variety.

Here’s a plot summary, via People: “In the sequel, viewers will find Akeem as he is set to become king of his African nation, when he discovers that he has a child he never knew about in America – a son named Lavelle. So, honoring his father’s dying wish to groom this son as prince, Akeem and his right hand confidant Semmi, played by Arsenio Hall, set off to America once again.”

Another highly anticipated project is also bypassing theaters – find out which movie!

Eddie Murphy as Prince Hakeem Runs Down the Street While Filming 'Coming 2 America'!

Eddie Murphy is in a rush!

The 58-year-old actor was spotted in character as Prince Hakeem while filming for the Coming to America sequel Coming 2 America on Tuesday (November 5) in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Eddie is currently filming the follow-up to the 1988 hit movie, which tells the story of Prince Hakeem after his fairytale wedding to Shari Headley’s Lisa McDowell, where the two presumably went back to Zamunda and lived happily ever after. The sequel picks up thirty years later, as Prince Akeem goes in search of his long lost son, LaVelle.

One actor is sadly not returning from the original film. Find out who!

READ MORE: Eddie Murphy Says President Obama Urged Him to Return to Stand-Up – Watch!

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