Friday, 23 August 2019 19:55

South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha and Garcelle Beauvais have joined the cast of Coming 2 America.

She will be joining a star-studded international cast, including the original cast of Eddie Murphy (Prince Akeem), James Earl Jones (King Jaffe Joffer) and Arsenio Hall (Semmi). New cast members include Jermaine Fowler, Wesley Snipes, Tracy Morgan, Leslie Jones, KiKi Layne, Rick Ross, Teyana Taylor and Garcelle Beauvais.

Character details for Mbatha are being kept under wraps,while Beauvais is returning to one of her first-ever roles, playing a rose petal priestess.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount has set the release date for 18 December 2020.

Mbatha has starred on the country’s hit soap opera Isibaya as well as the series Umlilo, on which she played a villain. She also starred in the feature Tell Me Sweet Something, for which she was nominated for best actress at the Africa Movie Academy Awards. 

She is also the face of Puma, Audi, Neutrogena and L’Oreal Hair, and also acts as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.

Beauvais recently appeared on TV's Siren and The Magicians and counts Spider-Man: Homecomingamong her recent movie credits.