Eddie Murphy’s “Coming 2 America” brings back to the fictional Zamunda, home to the royal family and its future heir.
Much of the Zamunda was recreated in Georgia, with the palace courtesy of Rick Ross, who opened the doors of his estate to the film’s production team.
“Our big problem was, where do we find a house that had the scale of the possibilities for a very lavish palace?” production designer Jefferson Sage.
The Ross estate would serve as the royal palace, as the 45,000 square-foot mansion sits on 235 acres with 12 bedrooms and a dining room that seats up to 100 people. The home had the scale director Craig Brewer and Sage were looking for.
“That entrance foyer with the big two-story interior and double-winding staircase was perfect,” says Sage. “Off of that, there were two beautiful big rooms with giant windows and 18-foot ceilings. We used five key spaces that we turned into Zamunda.”
Coming 2 America is out now!
The sequel features some of the original cast, including, Shari Headley, James Earl Jones, and John Amos, as well s new names, such as Teyana Taylor, Tracy Morgan, and Wesley Snipes.
Craig Brewer directed the film, with a script by Kenya Barris, and the original writers Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield.
Coming 2 America is on Amazon Prime Video.
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