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America’s Most Wanted Sequel- ‘Coming 2 America’ Exclusive Details Released

by Betti Halsell

Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, and the Coming 2 America cast share the exclusive details of America’s most wanted sequel.

As the buzz grows around the release of the feature, the audience is reminded of Prince Akeem’s (Murphy) gleaming smile and the uncertainty of his right-hand man Semmi (Hall), arriving in Queens in search of true love. Murphy and the rest of the cast had a roundtable discussion about the movie’s production and where the story is picking up after 30 years since the original masterpiece became an American treasure.

Three decades later, the movie takes the audience back to Zamunda where Prince Akeem is getting ready to take the throne as king when, suddenly, the news of a son has bubbled up from across the pond – back in New York. Prince Akeem has learned that he has a male heir. He travels to the land of Queens, for the second time, to try to start a relationship with his child.

The press conference unveiled that the majority of the original cast will be sprinkled throughout the highly anticipated sequel, including James Earl Jones as Akeem’s father and Shari Headly as Lisa, the leading lady. Other characters revisiting the African romance include Paul Bates, Vanessa Bell Calloway, John Amos, Louie Anderson, and Garcelle Beauvais. Multiple characters Murphy and Hall played in the original, such as Randy Watson, Clarance, and Rev. Brown, will be spreading the nostalgic magic over the film.

However, there are some unexpected twists in the Prince’s happily ever after, keeping the viewer fully entertained all the way through the story. With new pieces of the puzzle come new faces, shaking up the plot. Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, Wesley Snipes, Teyana Taylor, and many others are looking to thicken the international love affair.

During the round table discussion, Murphy elaborated on the different character options – who they decided to bring back and the new roles they introduced. According to Murphy, when comedy legend Dave Chappelle heard about the sequel, he was elated and wanted to find a way to be in the film. The role laid out for him was going to be of the “Witch Doctor”. Unfortunately, the scheduling between Chappelle and production did not align. Hall ended up playing the character.

Murphy also confirmed the script went through 3 drafts to “strengthen the string of the narrative.” The fresh take on the film is looking to have an explosion of comedy gold. The movie was described as the “Mount Rushmore of comedic talent.”

Jones will be the twist that thickens the plot to the point where it boils over. She shared her excitement about working with such a phenomenal crew. Within the film, they gave her full range to exercise her acting chops. The actors admits to being allowed to do some pretty “stupid” things. Murphy chimed in and said Jones was extremely comical in the film.

Resuming his royal duties in Zamunda, Prince Akeem is about to be crowned king over the land, when the unexpected news that he has a son, a royal oat from his sowing days, has sprung up. The King -to-be and Semmi head back to America where it all began. Continue following the journey into the unknown levels of royal fatherhood with Prince Akeem on March 5, streaming on Amazon Prime.

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‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Honors The Late Chadwick Boseman (Video)

Marvel has finally released the official trailer for the highly anticipated sequel of Black Panther. The 2-minute video features new and returning characters and unveils a special tribute to Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa.

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The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on November 11.

Watch the trailer above.

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‘Beast’: Idris Elba is Battling a Vicious Lion in Upcoming Action Thriller

Idris Elba is stepping into the lion’s den in this newly released action-packed trailer.

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, Beast follows Dr. Nate Samuels (Elba), a widowed husband and a father of two daughters (Iyana Halley and Leah Jeffries), whom he brings with him to South Africa to visit a friend (Sharlto Copley). However, the family trip takes a wrong turn when they face a deadly lion.

Watch Elba fight the beast to save his family in theaters on August 19. In the meantime, check out the trailer above.

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‘Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul’: Sterling K. Brown and Regina Hall Rebuild Southern Baptist Megachurch After Scandal

Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown star in the upcoming mockumentary Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul.

Written and directed by Adamma Ebo and executive produced by Jordan Peele, the comedy gives a satirical glimpse into the Southern Baptist community. Pastor Lee-Curtis Childs (Brown) tries to recover and rebuild his congregration after a scandal forced the church to close temporarily. Meanwhile, his wife, Trinitie Childs (Hall), is fighting to reclaim her throne as the church’s first lady.

The cast includes Nicole Beharie, Conphidance, Austin Crute, Devere Rogers, Robert Yatta, and Greta Glenn.

The comedy initially premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is set to be released in theaters and on Peacock on September 2. Watch the trailer above.

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