Coming 2 America 2 acquired by Amazon Prime for streaming debut

As an alternative of a cinema run, the sequel to Murphy’s basic 1988 comedy shall be launched on streaming on March 5, 2021. The film was initially to be launched in theatres in August however, like most blockbusters this yr, was delayed as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Selection in October reported Paramount and Amazon had been near signing a deal for roughly $US125 million.

Coming 2 America 2 is a direct sequel to the unique with solid members Murphy, Arsenio Corridor, Shari Headley, John Amos, Louie Anderson, Garcelle Beauvais and James Earl Jones returning whereas newcomers embody Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, Wesley Snipes, KiKi Layne and Jermaine Fowler.

 

 

 

 

Choosing up many years after the primary story, Akeem (Murphy), the Prince of Zamunda, and Semmi return to the US when discovers he has a son he didn’t learn about, promising hijinks and laughs.

The 1988 comedy about an African prince who strikes to the US in disguise as a poor international scholar to seek out actual love was an enormous hit at a time when Murphy was on the high of his film profession.

Murphy was most not too long ago in lauded Netflix biopic Dolemite is My Identify, an awards season contender in 2019.

Coming 2 America 2 is the most recent manufacturing in an extended line of films which have been diverted to streaming after their authentic theatrical plans had been disrupted. Paramount additionally offloaded the worldwide rights of rom-com The Lovebirds to Netflix in the beginning of the pandemic whereas Michael B. Jordan film Tom Clancy’s With out Regret can also be stated to be shifting to Amazon.

Different movies that skipped deliberate theatrical releases and went straight to streaming embody Mulan, The Trial of the Chicago 7, I Am Lady and Artemis Fowl. Pixar’s upcoming movie Soul may also go direct to Disney+.

This week, Warner Bros introduced Marvel Lady 1984 can have a simultaneous cinema and streaming launch within the US. In Australia, Marvel Lady 1984 shall be launched solely in cinemas on Boxing Day.

Because of Australia’s dealing with of the pandemic and with cinemas reopened across the nation, many titles that went on to streaming within the US have loved a theatrical launch right here, together with Trolls World Tour, Scoob, The King of Staten Island, Irresistible, Antebellum and the upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl basic The Witches.

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