“Coming 2 America,” the sequel to the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy, has landed on a date to come to audiences. The film that reunites Murphy and Arsenio Hall will debut on Amazon Prime Video on March 5, Amazon Studios said Friday.
Originally a Paramount Pictures theatrical release, the studio sold the film to the streamer last month but had yet to finalize a date.
“‘Coming to America’ was a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, in a statement. “We know audiences around the world will fall in love with this hilarious, joyful movie that will surely become a timeless favorite.”
James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and John Amos reprise their roles alongside new additions Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan and KiKi Layne.