Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming 2 America’ set for December release via Amazon Studios

Paramount nixes Christmas Day theatrical release for VOD

Paramount Pictures has unloaded Eddie Murphy’s Coming To America sequel, the excellently titled Coming 2 America, to the tune of a reported $125 million in a sale to Amazon Studios. Amazon is set to debut the film on December 18.

Paramount had reportedly been looking for a dance partner to sell the film to, in light of ongoing theatre closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A Christmas Day release for the sequel to John Landis’ 1988 film was initially planned.

The film follows Murphy’s Prince Akeem, who is tapped to be King of the fictional country Zamunda. Actors Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones will reprise their roles from the first film, while the cast also includes Tracy Morgan and Jay Pharaoh.