Prince Akeem and Semmi are all set to amaze us with yet another magical, wondrous adventure in New York! After a 30 year-long break, the duo has prepared themselves to entertain with a new bunch of escapades and valorous deeds through ”Coming to America”. The teaser trailer released on Tuesday gives the viewers a vague idea about the upcoming challenging series of events of prince Akeem and Semmi. But before directly plunging into the 2020 version, one must know more about the previous journeys of the duo. Let us dig deep.
“Coming To America” premiered in 1988 and was an instant classic that launched careers and tickled theatergoers thanks to its stars Eddie Murphy, Shari Headley, Arsenio Hall, and James Earl Jones.Thirty-two years later and its sequel, “Coming To America,” is coming to Amazon Prime on March 5, 2021 with many of the film’s original stars reprising their roles. What has changed is crystal clear through the recently released trailer.
“Coming To America,” released in 1988, introduced a generation to the idealistic Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy), who hailed from the mythical African nation of Zamunda, in search of a bride he was actually in love with.
Refusing to wed the bride his parents had pre-selected for him, Prince Akeem traveled to Queens, New York with his best friend Semmi (Arsenio Hall) to find the woman who could love him with or without a crown, which turns out to be a fairy tale ending with a plot twist.
Now this is to be followed with further more comic elements and enchanting tale of prince and princess. In the original 1988 film, the romantic comedy ends with Prince Akeem returning home to wed the person chosen by his parents. When he gets to the altar, he realizes, along with audience, that his parents actually chose Lisa with whom he fell in love with back in Queens.
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Written by the original movie’s team of Murphy, Barry W. Blaustein, and David Sheffield with the help of “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris, “Coming To America” promises another lighthearted adventure as Akeem and Semmi return to the states to meet the unlikely heir to the throne. The upcoming 2020 version of ‘Coming to America’ reveals that the prince has a son he was unaware of from his youthful exploits living in the United States.
As far as the trailer is concerned of ”Coming To America” sees Prince Akeem (Murphy), now set to become king, discovering he has a son he never knew about, a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler). Honoring his father’s dying wish to groom his son as a newly crowned prince, Akeem must return to America.
The teaser trailer kicks off with the voice of James Earl Jones, who plays Akeem’s father. “You must heed my words before I’m gone, my son,” he says. “Now you will be king. But the throne must pass to a male heir. Akeem, it appears, you have a son. He must be found.”
Considering the cast, Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are joined by several original cast members, including Shari Headley, James Earl Jones, John Amos and Vanessa Bell Calloway, along with some new additions to the kingdom, such as Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, KiKi Layne, Wesley Snipes and Teyana Taylor.
Can’t wait to see ”Coming To America”? Well, you have to wait till March 5, 2021. Stay Tuned!