Eddie Murphy’s return as Prince Akeem Joffer in “Coming 2 America” brings the comedy franchise back to the fictional Zamunda, home to the royal family and its future heir.
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Much of the Zamunda setting was recreated in Georgia, with the palatial palace brought to life courtesy of rapper Rick Ross, who opened the doors of his estate on the outskirts of Atlanta to the film’s production team.
With 12 bedrooms and a dining room that seats up to 100 people, it had the scale the production team was looking for.
Says production designer Jefferson Sage: “Our big problem was, where do we find a house that had the scale of the possibilities for a very lavish palace?”
The 45,000 square-foot mansion in Fayetteville, Ga., sits on 235 acres and was previously owned by boxer Evander Holyfield. With 12 bedrooms and a dining room that seats up to 100 people, it had the scale director Craig Brewer and Sage were looking for.