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Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming 2 America’ Sequel to Release On Amazon Prime in December 18 Due to COVID-19

According to Variety Sources say the deal is closed by Amazon, in the $125 milliion range. On Tuesday (Oct. 13) Paramount Pictures is now in the process of selling the comedy to Amazon Studios. Final details on the agreement are still said to be in the middle of being nailed down. However, at least according to Tuesday's report, the deal could (reportedly!) include tie-ins with McDonald's and Crown Royal. 

Report: 'Coming 2 America' to premiere on Amazon Prime Video

Coming 2 America, the long-teased sequel to Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall's classic 1988 comedy Coming to America, will hit Amazon Prime in December. 

Tuesday's report notes that Paramount's sale is arguably inspired by the studio's response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has effectively paused any real chance at theatrical success.

There is no sign of when the country’s two biggest markets, New York and Los Angeles, will reopen, and next year’s schedule will be severely crowded with all kinds of event films, and that includes pics like Wonder Woman 1984 the 007 film Die Another Day and the Paramount releases A Quiet Place 2 and Top Gun: Maverick, which have pushed back because of the pandemic, and could likely move again if things don’t change quickly.


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