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“Beautiful African American Images of Royalty and Culture”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Coming 2 America’ Hair and Makeup Team

Following up any movie with a sequel is tricky, but living up to the status of the 1988 cult classic Eddie Murphy vehicle Coming to America is an especially fearsome task. The Hollywood Reporter’s Hilton Dresden facilitated a conversation among Stacey Morris, Mike Marino and Nancy Farmer, the Oscar-nominated hair and makeup team behind the […]

Julie Rapaport to Lead Movies at Amazon Studios Solo, Matt Newman Shifts to Sports

In a shake-up, Amazon Studios has tapped Julie Rapaport to lead movies on her own as fellow motion picture group co-head Matt Newman will become head of original content for sports. “Julie Rapaport and Matt Newman have been leading movies together for the past several years, and they have accomplished so much as co-heads. With […]

“I’m Going to Give Them Something to Remember”: Ruth E. Carter on Working With Eddie Murphy and Her Historic Oscar Win

Ruth E. Carter is no stranger to creating entire universes through clothing. The celebrated costume designer took home Oscar gold in 2019 for imagining the wardrobe of the world of Wakanda in Black Panther (making history as the first African-American designer to win that award), and had been twice nominated before that, for Amistad (1997) […]

How Prosthetics Played a Major Role in Shortlisted Films ‘Coming 2 America,’ ‘Dune’ and ‘Eyes of Tammy Faye’

Coming 2 America Challenges abounded for character makeup prosthetics designer Mike Marino. Not only was he tasked with re-creating Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall’s multiple character looks by makeup pioneer Rick Baker from 1988’s Coming to America, he also had to age them 33 years while contending with far less forgiving modern cameras. Marino says […]

‘Coming 2 America’ Repeats as Nielsen Streaming Leader

The Eddie Murphy vehicle becomes the first feature film to hold the top spot in the rankings in consecutive weeks.

‘Coming 2 America’ Scores Big Debut on Amazon, Nielsen Says

The Eddie Murphy-led movie is the first Amazon title to lead the weekly streaming rankings.

How ‘Coming 2 America’ Hairstyles Celebrate a Modern Zamunda

Carla Farmer and Stacey Morris, hair department heads for the beloved 1988 film’s sequel, share their inspiration for styling fan favorites and new characters alike.

‘Coming 2 America’ Style: Where To Get The Afro-Centric Looks Seen in the Film

Get to know some of the more than three dozen designers — from Lavie by CK to Douriean — who Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth Carter worked with on the Eddie Murphy-starring film

Eddie Murphy Recalls Fight With Paul Mooney, How Richard Pryor Made Him Apologize

The actor-comedian's classic storytelling ability took over when he was asked if he'd been beaten up one night at The Comedy Store.

Ruth Carter’s Global Parade of ‘Gorgeous’ Costumes for ‘Coming 2 America’

The Oscar-winning costume designer updated the world of Zamunda, working with more than three dozen designers from around the world, in the new film starring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall and Leslie Jones

‘Coming 2 America’ Premiere Supported Black-Owned Businesses 

In conjunction with the film's global bow, Amazon Prime Video is supporting Black-owned businesses by partnering with local restaurants in eight key regions to provide over 5,000 meals to those in need.

Amazon Prime Debuts ‘Coming 2 America’ One Day Early in the U.S.

The sequel to the 1988 comedy 'Coming to America' was to have dropped March 5.