Eddie Murphy (Beverly Hills Cop), Arsenio Hall (Harlem Nights), Jermaine Fowler (Sorry to Bother You), KiKi Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk), Leslie Jones (Ghostbusters), Shari Headley (The Preacher’s Wife), John Amos (The Players Club), Tracy Morgan (What Men Want), Wesley Snipes (Demolition Man), James Earl Jones (The Lion King), Paul Bates (8 Mile), Louie Anderson (Ratboy), Vanessa Bell Calloway (Harriet), Nomzamo Mbatha (Tell Me Sweet Something), Garcelle Beauvais (Flight)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Craig Brewer (Dolemite Is My Name), director; Kenya Barris (Girls Trip), Barry W. Blaustein (Boomerang) and David Sheffield (The Nutty Professor), writers; Kevin Misher (Fighting), producer; Jermaine Stegall (Rogue River), composer; Joe ‘Jody’ Williams (Of Boys and Men), cinematographer; Billy Fox (Straight Outta Compton), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Prince Akeem Joffer (Murphy), of the African country of Zamunda, is set to become the new King when he discovers that he has a son he never knew about in America, a street-smart Queens native named Lavelle (Fowler). Akeem and his loyal friend and aide Semmi (Hall) must now head back to America in order to crown Lavelle the new crown prince…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Eddie Murphy reprises one of his most popular comedic roles in this long-awaited sequel, which sees him reteam with Dolemite Is My Name director Craig Brewer for guaranteed charm and hilarity.