Wesley Snipes didn't get the role 32 years ago now he's in the Coming to America sequel

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Wesley Snipes.
Wesley Snipes.
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Wesley Snipes didn't get the role in the first Coming to America. Now, thirty-two years later, the actor is starring in the sequel.

"I auditioned for the first Coming to America, but I didn't get to audition in front of Eddie. After three callbacks, I ended up losing the role to Eriq La Salle. But ever since I saw that movie, I've wanted to work with Eddie," the actor told Entertainment Weekly.

The 58-year-old will play General Izzi in Coming 2 America which will premiere globally on Amazon Prime 5 March 2021.

The streaming service has released a first look image of Wesley, and his onscreen daughter Teyana Taylor.

Other newcomers include Kiki Layne, Tracy Morgan, Jermaine Fowler, and Leslie Jones.

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Teyana Taylor as Bopoto and Wesley Snipes as Gener
Teyana Taylor as Bopoto and Wesley Snipes as General Izzi.
KiKi Layne as Meeka Joffer and Eddie Murphy as Pri
Kiki Layne as Meeka Joffer and Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem Joffer.
Jermaine Fowler as Lavelle and Leslie Jones as his
Jermaine Fowler as Lavelle and Leslie Jones as his mother.
Arsenion Hall as Semmi and Tracy Morgan as Reem.
Arsenion Hall as Semmi and Tracy Morgan as Reem.

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