Amazon to Eddie Murphy to starve three films

Amazon Studios, the audiovisual branch of the Electronic Commerce Empire, has signed a contract by which Eddie Murphy will star in three films and monitor other

Amazon to Eddie Murphy to starve three films

Amazon Studios, the audiovisual branch of the Electronic Commerce Empire, has signed a contract by which Eddie Murphy will star in three films and monitor other cinematographic projects.

The agreement announced this Wednesday arrives after "Coming 2 America", the sequel to the famous comedy released in 1988, became this year at the best premiere of the Amazon television platform.

"Eddie is a legend in front of the camera. With an undeniable comic and dramatic genius, which constantly offers stories and characters entertained and original to audiences from all over the world," said the company in a welcome statement.

In October of last year, Amazon bought "Coming 2 America" to Paramount Studios for about 125 million dollars, according to the specialized press.

The first news about the continuation of "Coming to America", one of the most popular comedies of the 1980s, were announced in January 2019, when it was known that Murphy would be in front of the sequel.

The sequel aspired to be an incentive for the Christmas billboard, but the uncertainty in the cinemas and the multiple arrears of films due to the Coronavirus finally led to a digital premiere.

"We have put together a great team and I am looking forward to returning these classics and dear characters to the big screen," he added.

The Paramount study hired Craig Brewer ("Black Snake Moan", 2006) to direct "Coming 2 America" after the good tune held with the humorist at "Dollemite is my name" (2019), a Netflix movie with which Murphy He returned between applause after many years away from the big spotlights.

The first "coming to america", directed by John Landis ("The Blues Brothers"), raised 289 million dollars around the world and obtained two Óscar nominations: Best Makeup and Best Costume Design.

Updated Date: 23 September 2021, 04:30

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