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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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‘Master’: Regina Hall Stars in New Horror Movie

Amazon Studios debuted the official trailer for its upcoming thriller titled Master, starring Regina Hall. The film first premiered during the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and will be released in theaters and on Prime Video on Friday, March 18.

Written and directed by Mariama Diallo, Master tells the story of three women who strive to find their place at a prestigious New England university whose frosty elitism may disguise something more sinister. Professor Gail Bishop (Hall) has recently been promoted to “Master” of a residence hall, the first time at storied Ancaster College that a Black woman has held the post.

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Determined to breathe new life into a centuries-old tradition, Gail soon finds herself wrapped up in the trials and tribulations of Jasmine Moore (Zoe Renee), an energetic and optimistic Black freshman. Jasmine’s time at Ancaster hits a snag early on when she’s assigned a dorm room that is rumored to be haunted. Things get worse when Jasmine clashes in the classroom with Liv Beckman (Amber Gray), a professor in the middle of her own racially charged tenure review. As Gail tries to maintain order and fulfill the duties of a Master, the cracks begin to show in Ancaster’s once-immaculate facade. After a career spent fighting to make it into Ancaster’s inner circle, Gail is confronted with the horrifying prospect of what lies beneath, her question ultimately becoming not whether the school is haunted but by whom.

Watch the trailer below.

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‘The Woman King’: Viola Davis Is a Fierce General In New Drama

TriStar Pictures has released the first look images from their upcoming film ‘The Woman King’ starring Academy winner Viola Davis. The visuals were published on the first day of Black History Month; the movie is set to be released later this year.

Inspired by true events, ‘The Woman King’ tells the story of Nanisca (Davis), a general of an all-female military group in the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries. The historical epic follows Nanisca and her military recruit Nawi (Thuso Mbedu) as they fight against enemies who violated their honor, enslaved their people, and threatened to destroy everything they have lived for.

The Woman King
The Woman King

Gina Prince-Bythewood (‘Love & Basketball,’ ‘Beyond the Lights’) is directing with the script by Dana Stevens (‘City of Angels’, ‘Fatherhood’). Also starring in the film are Lashana LynchJohn BoyegaSheila AtimAdrienne WarrenJayme Lawson, and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin.

Davis took it to Twitter to share her excitement over the upcoming movie release.

“I’m deeply honored and excited to bring this incredible story of these badass female warriors to life.” She tweeted, “Get ready for THE WOMAN KING, exclusively in movie theaters this fall!!”

Davis’ upcoming projects also include Showtime’s highly anticipated White House drama titled ‘The First Lady,’ in which she plays the former first lady Michelle Obama.

‘The Woman King’ will premiere in theaters on September 16.

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Mary J Blige’s Most Memorable roles: From Guest Appearances to an Oscar Nomination

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Mary J Blige has been a music icon for many years now. With 13 studio albums and many awards, she has made her name known across the globe. Today, however, her portfolio includes not only music-related accolades. The R&B queen is making significant strides in the television and film industry. One of the biggest of them was her 2018 Oscar nomination for supporting actress for her role in Netflix’s Mudbound. And this is just the beginning!

Here are Blige’s most memorable television and movie roles thus far.

I Can Do All Bad By Myself (2009)

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Tyler Perry gave Blige her first feature film role. She played an inspiring singing bartender at the nightclub. Before this, the singer/songwriter only had cameos on television. I Can Do All Bad By Myself also starred Taraji P. Henson.

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