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Coming 2 America teaser brings us back to the barbershop

Illustration for article titled iComing 2 America/i teaser brings us back to the barbershop
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Today, just a few days after it was originally supposed to hit theaters, Eddie Murphy’s 33-years-in-the-making sequel to Coming To America has received its first trailer. Less of a story portrait than a bit of crowd-pleasing fluff for fans of the original, the clip finds Akeem (Murphy) and Semmi (Arsenio Hall) back in the Queens barbershop where their aged alter-egos riff with abandon.

That said, there are a few new details here. James Earl Jones’ King Jaffe Joffer, for example, reveals on his deathbed that Akeem has a son back in America, one he must prepare to become his royal heir. We also get a glimpse of the new cast, which includes Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, and KiKi Layne, as well as pop star Teyana Taylor and Wesley Snipes, who appears to be having a ball. Also, the great John Amos will reprise his role as the proprietor of McDowell’s.

Watch it below:

Coming 2 America, directed by Craig Brewer (Dolemite Is My Name), premieres on Amazon Prime on March 5.

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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