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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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This Looks More Like It! Paramount Releases The Brand New Trailer for (The Upgraded) ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’

Months after Paramount released the first Sonic The Hedgehog trailer which was received with very little enthusiasm, to say the least, the company returns with a brand new preview.

Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, Sonic The Hedgehog tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth.

In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

Watch the full trailer above.

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Watch: Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Teaser Trailer

The teaser trailer for Pixar’s upcoming original feature Soul dropped Thursday morning. The clip offers a taste of what’s in store for moviegoers.

Per Pixar’s press release, the animated film introduces Joe Gardner (voiced by Jamie Foxx), a New York-based middle-school band teacher whose true passion is playing jazz. Just when Joe thinks his dream might be in reach, a single unexpected step sends him to a fantastical place where he’s is forced to think again about what it truly means to have soul. That’s where he meets and ultimately teams up with 22 (voiced by Tina Fey), a soul who doesn’t think life on Earth is all it’s cracked up to be.

According to two-time Academy Award-winner Pete Docter, who directed the animated film, the idea for the story is 23 years in the making and was inspired by his then newborn baby. “It started with my son—he’s 23 now—but the instant he was born, he already had a personality,” says Docter. “Where did that come from? I thought your personality developed through your interaction with the world. And yet, it was pretty clear that we’re all born with a very unique, specific sense of who we are.”

“I was born and raised in New York,” says Kemp Powers, who co-directed Soul. “This is the first time Pixar has gone to my hometown and I’ve been so impressed by the amount of energy that goes into making sure that everything is right. When the character’s in Queens, it looks like he’s in Queens. When he’s in Manhattan, it looks like he’s in Manhattan. It’s pretty incredible.”

Jon Batiste is writing original jazz music for the film, and Oscar winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network) are creating an original score.

The film also features the voices of Phylicia RashadAhmir Questlove Thompson and Daveed Diggs.

Soul opens in theaters on June 19, 2020. Watch the full trailer above.

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Watch: Brand New Trailer For ‘Bad Boys For Life’ Starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence

Sony has just released the second trailer for the third installment of the Bad Boys franchise.

 Starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, Bad Boys For Life follows Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett as they team up one last time to take down the vicious leader of a Miami drug cartel. Newly created elite team AMMO of the Miami police department along with Mike and Marcus go up against the ruthless Armando Armas.

Directed by Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi, the cast also includes Vanessa Hughes, Charles Melton, and Alexander Ludwig.

The movie will hit theaters on January 17, 2020. Watch the full trailer above.

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