Where was Coming 2 America filmed? Let’s consider the filming locations of the 2021 sequel, which include Rick Ross’ mansion!
It’s never too late for a sequel…
The year is set to deliver a wealth of exciting movies, from the delayed No Time to Die to Dune, but first, it’s time to drop in on some familiar faces you may not have expected to see again with Coming 2 America.
Available on Amazon Prime Video from Friday, March 5th, this sequel to John Landis’ 1988 comedy classic sees Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reprising the iconic roles of Prince Akeem Joffer and Semmi.
As Akeem prepares to assume the throne, he discovers that he had a son (played by Jermaine Fowler) with a Queens local (Leslie Jones), and once again ventures out to America.
The supporting cast includes KiKi Layne, Tracy Morgan, Rick Ross, Wesley Snipes, Shari Headley, Paul Bates, John Amos, James Earl Jones and more, but will you recognise places as well as faces?
So, where was Coming 2 America filmed?
Where was Coming 2 America filmed?
- Coming 2 America was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia.
It may surprise audiences that the sequel wasn’t shot in Queens, New York City. Instead, the cast and crew worked to create the illusion of the borough in Atlanta streets and on the Tyler Perry Studio sound stages. They began filming back in August 2019.
Within the Coming 2 America press notes, Jefferson Sage – the film’s production designer – explained:
“There’s enough of a complex of streets and buildings in Atlanta that gave us the core of what New York would be. Because we don’t spend a great deal of time in Queens in this movie, we had enough infrastructure to do some street setups. And when we created interiors on stage, we were careful about finding views out of the windows that were New York-oriented.”
As for the palace sequences, he added: “We didn’t set out to recreate the first palace, so much as reinvent it. We referenced it in certain exterior scenes and used digital effects to create specific looks that might be familiar to fans.”
Now, where else was Coming 2 America filmed?
Coming 2 America filmed at Rick Ross’ mansion!
That’s right… American rapper Rick Ross’ Georgia estate was used as a filming location for Coming 2 America.
The 45-year-old addressed this in a 2019 interview on Atlanta’s Power 96.1 radio station with Nick Cannon: “The reason why I’m believing in [the film] so much is because they are filming at my estate in Atlanta. It’s going to be dope.”
In January 2021, Distractify notes that he also posted a video of people waiting outside of his property and explained: “What you see outside my door is the gathering of film producers and directors that possibly wanna rent the estate for another film. And as we all know, we have the one and only Coming 2 America that was filmed right here on this same estate. It’s not free to come check out the estate.”
As for what to expect, the entrepreneur’s home sits on 235 acres of land located in Fayetteville, Ga. There are a whopping 109 rooms in total, including 12 bedrooms, a bowling alley and even a cinema with a capacity of over 100.
There’s a 35,000-gallon pool too, so audiences will be pretty eager to glimpse any of these assets in the movie.
Rick actually bought it from the boxer, Evan Holyfield, back in 2014 for roughly $5.8 million.
Coming 2 America is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video from Friday, March 5th 2021.
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