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‘Coming 2 America’: All-Star Cast To Return For The Sequel

It’s official! Multiple sources confirmed that the original cast of Coming To America including Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, John Amos, James Earl Jones, Paul Bates, and Vanessa Bell Calloway is reuniting for the sequel!

The 1988 original story follows Akeem (Murphy) as he travels from Africa to New York, in hopes to find his queen. In the sequel, Akeem is set to become king but learns about his long-lost son LaVelle residing in Queens. Honoring his father’s wish Akeem sets off to find possibly the future ruler of Zamunda.

All original cast members will reprise their roles in the sequel – Murphy as Akeem, soon-to-be-king of Zamunda, and Hall as his best friend Semmi. Hadley will return as Lisa McDowell with John Amos playing her father Cleo McDowell. Jones will once again play King Jaffe Joffer and Bates his loyal servant Oha. Vanessa Bell Calloway is set to reprise her role as Imani Izzi.

Also joining the cast are Wesley Snipes as general Izzi, Jermaine Fowler (Sorry To Bother You) as Akeem’s long lost son LaVelle, KiKi Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk) as Akeem’s daughter, Leslie Jones (SNL), comedian Luenel and Rapper Rick Ross. 

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is writing the script. Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) is directing. 

Coming 2 America will open on Dec. 18, 2020.

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Watch Alfre Woodard and Aldis Hodge’s Amazing Performances In This First Trailer For ‘Clemency’

Academy Award-nominated Alfre Woodard stars in Chinonye Chukwu‘s upcoming prison drama titled Clemency.

Clemency also stars Aldis Hodge (What Men Want), the death-row prisoner Anthony Woods, and  Danielle Brooks (Orange Is The New Black) as Anthony’s estranged partner.

Neon will release the feature on Dec. 27. 

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‘Just Mercy’: Official Trailer Released

Michael B. JordanJamie Foxx, and Brie Larson star in the historical drama Just Mercy, which released its first trailer today.

Based on Bryan Stevenson’s book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, the film follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice.  After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs.  Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson).  One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie.  In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.

Just Mercy is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. The main cast also includes Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Karan Kendrick.

The film is scheduled for release on December 25, 2019. Watch the full trailer above!

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‘Bad Boys For Life’: Official Trailer Released!

The trailer for Bad Boys For Life, the third installation of The Bad Boys franchise, just dropped and we can barely contain our excitement!

Check out the full clip above!

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