Coming 2 America may be coming to Amazon.
The sequel to the classic Eddie Murphy comedy is in talks to jump from Paramount to the streaming-focused studio. While a deal for Coming 2 America has not yet closed, the two studios have previously brokered a deal for Michael B. Jordan starrer Without Remorse.
Paramount declined the comment on the deal, while Amazon could not be reached for comment.
Coming 2 America would be the latest theater-bound movie headed to streaming amid continued theatrical closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. Paramount sold Trial of the Chicago 7 and romantic comedy The Lovebirds to Netflix, while Tom Hanks WWII drama Greyhound jumped from Sony to Apple and Clouds moved from Warner Bros. to Disney+, among other deals.
Coming 2 America, which was set for a mid-December theatrical release, will see Murphy return as Prince Akeem, now set to become king, discovering he has a son he never knew about, a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his father’s dying wish to groom his son as a newly crowned prince, Akeem must once again return to America.
Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, KiKi Layne, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones and Shari Headley also star.