A sequel to the 2019 movie ‘Murder Mystery‘ helmed by Kyle Newacheck, Netflix’s ‘Murder Mystery 2’ revolves around the crime-solving husband-wife duo of Nick and Audrey Spitz, with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston reprising their roles. Directed by Jeremy Garelick, the action comedy mystery movie follows the events after the original movie as Nick and Audrey become full-time detectives and start their own private eye agency. However, they can’t seem to get it up and running as successfully as anticipated. Yet, the duo’s detective skills are soon called into action when their billionaire friend, the Maharaja, gets kidnapped at his own extravagant wedding.
Finding themselves at the center of an international abduction case, Nick and Audrey do their best to get to the bottom and bring the culprit to light. The whodunnit sequel mainly unfolds in the picturesque setting of Hawaii, where the protagonists get invited to a lavish wedding, and Paris, where they investigate the abduction case and chase the truth across the city. Given the contrasting and colorful visuals of the island and the city, many of you are bound to get interested in knowing if ‘Murder Mystery 2’ was actually shot in these places. Luckily for you, we have gathered all the information about the same!
Murder Mystery 2 Filming Locations
‘Murder Mystery 2’ was filmed in Hawaii, the Caribbean, and France, specifically in O’ahu and Île-de-France. The principal photography for the Jennifer Aniston starrer reportedly commenced in January 2022 and wrapped up in April of the same year. Now, without further ado, let us take you to all the specific locations that you may spot in the Netflix movie!
The Maharaja invites Nick and Audrey Spitz to his grand wedding at an exotic and scenic site, which happens to be O’ahu, an island in the Central Pacific and a part of the Hawaiian island chain. The production team captured the heavenly beauty of the island and the open waters around it by setting up camp across different sites in O’ahu. Hawaii’s capital, Honolulu, served as one of the important filming locations for the murder mystery movie, especially the neighborhood of Kaka’ako, a hip area famous for its vibrant delicacies.
Moreover, the beach scene where Audrey and Nick meet the SAS mercenary named Miller and his team for the first time was lensed in Lanikuhonua Lagoon at 92-1101 Aliinui Drive in the planned community of Kapolei situated in Honolulu County. Another neighborhood of Honolulu that features in ‘Murder Mystery 2’ is Waikiki. During the production schedule, the cast and crew were spotted recording several key portions in and around Makapu’u Point Lookout in the census-designated place of Waimānalo. Besides, the Caribbean region can reportedly be spotted in a few scenes.
When the kidnapper, who has the Maharaja as a captive, gets in touch with Nick and Audrey, and the authorities, he asks for a $50 million ransom to be paid in Paris. So, the production team traveled all the way to the City of Light to lens many pivotal sequences on location. For instance, they shot some key exterior portions around Arc de Triomphe on Pl. Charles de Gaulle in Paris is where the Spitzes are asked to come with the ransom money in exchange for their friend’s freedom.
In Les Cailloux at 58 Rue des cinq Diamants, Paris, Nick and Audrey witness a man walk straight into a burning vehicle across the road. The filming unit of ‘Murder Mystery 2’ also set up camp on the popular Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor, which is a footbridge over the River Seine situated in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, and Palais Garnier aka Opéra Garnier in Pl. de l’Opéra. Moreover, Adam Sandler appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon in late March 2023 and revealed that they even shot a scene on the Eiffel Tower at 2:00 in the morning. He added, “So we shot at 2:00 in the morning, and Jennifer’s stunt girl, Kelly, she went out there and swung on a rope.”
For shooting purposes, they even moved a bit south of Paris and recorded various portions in and around Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte in the commune of Maincy. Many film and TV projects have featured the French city’s iconic locales, landmarks, and surrounding areas. Apart from ‘Murder Mystery 2,’ Paris has hosted the production of ‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ ‘The Family,’ ‘Red Notice,’ ‘Now You See Me,’ and ‘Lupin.’
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