In “Coming 2 America,” Eddie Murphy’s character, Prince Akeem Joffer, lives in a sprawling fictional palace known as Zamundan, however in actuality, it’s the mega-mansion of one among rap’s largest names — Biggest Boss Rick Ross.
Ross provided his property to the producers of the movie and talked about in a digital tour of the house that it’s, certainly, utilized in Murphy’s newest. In the video, Ross says there are normally “18-20 people” who need to see the mansion and that his workforce expenses them an entry price to go searching. Other movies which have shot on the location embody “Superfly.”
The palatial dwelling in Woosley, Georgia, was the previous residence of boxing legend Evander Holyfield and spans over 109 rooms, 235 acres and greater than 50,000 sq. toes, with Google Maps itemizing the situation as a museum.
“Coming 2 America” manufacturing designer Jefferson Sage informed Architectural Digest that the large dwelling quarters had been good to transform right into a palace match for Zamundan royalty. “Our goal was to honor the original and update it,” he stated. “We discussed the storybook fairy-tale nature of the story of Zamunda and the lifestyle they have, where it comes from and how it informs things.”
The set designers redid a few of the rooms in Ross’ dwelling, however used CGI for different, extra pricey renovations, just like the tile and partitions. There had been some everlasting modifications to the house, although. “They changed the wallpaper in the dining room so I asked them to keep it up there,” Ross informed Variety. “They also created that huge dining room table for a dining scene that seats 50-60 people, and they left that for me as a gift. It’s humungous.”
Set decorator Doug Mowat licensed genuine African artwork from an artwork supplier in Paris to create the overstuffed, maximalist look that the palace’s luxurious rooms have, and used Ross’ actual bed room for the kingly suite.
“This is the ruling family of Zamunda for the past hundred years. We see ancestors in the paintings and use layers and layers of old stuff dating back to tribal origins,” Sage stated.
Catch “Coming 2 America” streaming now on Amazon Prime.
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