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Amazon Buys “Coming to America” Sequel Reportedly For Roughly $125 Million

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Paramount Pictures has sold the highly anticipated sequel to Eddie Murphy’s classic movie “Coming To America” to the Amazon streaming service.

This time around it doesn’t look like fans will have the same experience as those in 1988 did watching the comedic saga of Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, and more most likely due to the current landscape not indicating any major changes to the theater houses having the ability to have large gatherings.

As we all know many things have changed over the past year and half since the announcement of the sequel to Prince Akeem’s antics. The anticipated sequel is set to have stars such as Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan, and even rapper Rick Ross who lent his mega-mansion to production for filming.

On Tuesday (October 13), the entertainment news site Deadline, reported that Paramount Pictures and Amazon Studios were in talks of having Coming to America’s sequel streamed through the mega-company’s site, and before days end, Deadline reported that the deal had been made. While an exact number is unclear, the publication stated that the film was sold to Amazon somewhere in the $125 million range.

When fans can expect to stream and re-stream the upcoming film will be shared in weeks to come, but many are hoping that Coming to America 2 will be available during the holiday season.