Remember, Prince Akeem of Zamunda, his aide-de-camp Semmi and their funny trip to America? Well, Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall have come back after 32 years with their roles as Akeem and Semmi in this upcoming comedy film Coming 2 America (2020). This film is the sequel to the 1988’s R-rated comedy Coming to America.
The film is scheduled to be released on December 18, 2020, in the United States and Canada.
Coming 2 America (2020) Movie Info:
Initial release: December 17, 2020 (Hungary)
Director: Craig Brewer
Producer: Kevin Misher
Based on: Characters; by: Eddie Murphy; David Sheffield; Barry W. Blaustein
Screenplay: Kenya Barris, David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein
The Synopsis of Coming 2 America (2020):
After the events of 1988’s comedy Coming to America, former Prince Akeem Joffer discovers that he has a long-lost son named Lavelle in America. Now he must return to America to meet the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda.
The Story of Coming 2 America (2020):
The trailer of this movie is not released yet. But we can tell by the synopsis that Akeem and Semmi have to go to America again. This time, instead of searching for true love, they have to find Akeem’s long-lost son, Lavelle.
In the previous film, we see an extremely pampered African Prince Akeem Joffer and his best friend/personal aide, Semmi traveling to America to seek a strong-willed woman who loves Akeem for himself and not his social status. They went undercover as poor foreign students and rented a squalid tenement in the neighborhood of Long Island City. There, in a rally, Akeem met Lisa McDowell, who possesses all the qualities he is looking for. Akeem and Semmi started to work at the local fast-food restaurant called McDowell’s, owned by widower Cleo McDowell, who is also Lisa’s father.
Lisa already had a boyfriend named Darryl Jenks, whose father owns Soul Glo. Lisa started dating Akeem after Darryl announced their engagement without Lisa’s consent. Lisa’s father did not approve of Akeem at first. But after knowing Akeem was a Prince, he changed his mind. However, Lisa broke up with Akeem after finding the truth about his identity. After so many incidents, Akeem was finally able to marry the love of his life.
Now, in this sequel, Akeem’s reign as king is disrupted by the news of his son whom he never met. King Jaffe Joffer, Akeem’s ailing father and King of Zamunda, wished to groom this son as the crown prince. To honor his royal father’s dying wish, Akeem and Semmi set off to America once again. It will be interesting to see how Zamunda has changed and how Akeem and Semmi adjust to modern America.
The Coming 2 America (2020) Film’s Content Analysis:
Joe ‘Jody’ Williams is the cinematographer of Coming 2 America (2020). He is famous for his work in Empire(2015).
Kristen Sherwin and Thomas Valentine (supervising art director) are the art directors of this new film.
Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem Joffer: This American actor, comedian, and singer are back again with his big smile to play the role of Prince Akeem Joffer, the prince of Zamunda. He also plays the role of Randy Watson, a soul singer with the fictional band Sexual Chocolate. “I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out,” he told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview about this film.
Arsenio Hall as Semmi: American comedian, talk show host, actor, writer and producer Arsenio Hall is also returning to play Semmi, Akeem’s best friend and aide.
Jermaine Fowler as Lavelle: Lavelle is Akeem’s long-lost son.
Leslie Jones as Lavelle’s mother: Leslie is playing the role of Levelle’s mother.
Shari Headley as Lisa McDowell: Shari is back to act as Lisa McDowell, Akeem’s wife whom he fell in love with during his first trip to America.
John Amos as Cleo McDowell: Cleo McDowell is Akeem’s employer. He is also Akeem’s father-in-law and Lisa’s father.
Tracy Morgan as Reem: Reem is Lavelle’s uncle.
Wesley Snipes as General Izzi: Wesley is playing the role of General Izzi, a man who rules a neighboring nation.
James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer: King Jaffe Joffer is Akeem’s father and King of Zamunda. James’s return in COMING 2 AMERICA (2020) may not be too big a role, unfortunately, because his character has been written as being on his deathbed.
Louie Anderson as Maurice: Maurice is a mid-level employee at McDowell’s restaurant.
Vanessa Bell Calloway as Imani Izzi: Vanessa is playing the role of Imani Izzi.
Rick Ross as Himself: Rick Ross is also in this film.
KiKi Layne as Meeka Joffer: Meeka is Akeem’s first daughter.
American film director, producer, and screenwriter Craig Brewer is the director of this film. He is best known for Hustle & Flow. “Seeing them share a frame together, I can’t unsee it, I can’t unfeel it. It’s amazing, it’s electric, and it’s something I’ve always wanted but just didn’t know it” says Brewer about the chemistry between the actors Eddie Murphy and Wesley Snipes.
Eddie Murphy wrote the story of Coming 2 America (2020). He also wrote the story of the prequel Coming to America (1988). Kenya Barris rewrote a script by original Coming to America (1988) writers Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield.
Music and Soundtrack:
Jermaine Stegall is the music composer of this film. He is a composer, conductor, and producer of film and television music.
Coming 2 America (2020) is a Comedy film. The previous one had some romance with comedy in it. We don’t know yet if this new film will also show romance between Akeem and Lisa in it. It will be interesting to see this now- a married couple.
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Both fans and most of the critics loved the previous film Coming to America (1988). People from different countries loved this film as they can relate to it. Though it had some sexist and racist jokes, it was a successful film overall. Now it’s time to see if Eddie Murphy can still rock the screen after 32 years and make us laugh again with his upcoming film Coming 2 America (2020)!