Actor Eddie Murphy is preparing to amaze fans this impending Christmas season with his yuletide-themed movie called ‘Candy Cane Lane’, directed by Reginald Hudlin.
Murphy will take on the lead role, with production starting this colder time of year in Los Angeles. The film is scheduled for release on Amazon Prime Video, ABC
Director Hudlin had this to say regarding the film and Eddie Murphy:
“The holiday season is my favorite time of year—just ask my family about my nine-hour Christmas playlist. I’m excited to be working again with Eddie Murphy, Brian Grazer, and Amazon.”
Hudlin worked together with Murphy when he directed the comedic actor’s raving success Boomerang in 1992. He additionally got an Academy Award nomination for producing 2012’s “Django Unchained”
As indicated by ABC News, Murphy will produce the film with Karen Lunder, Charisse Hewitt-Webster, and Imagine Entertainment President Oscar winner Brian Grazer, who also produced Boomerang.
“As we know firsthand with our hit Coming 2 America, Eddie is someone who brings global audiences together, and we can’t wait to make it happen again. We look forward to seeing the multi-talented Reggie Hudlin take the helm in bringing this future holiday classic to life!” added Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke.
Kelly Younger wrote the script and based the story on his childhood holiday experiences.
Candy Cane Lane will be accessible on Prime Video in excess of 240 countries across the world, as the first film under Murphy’s three-picture and first-look film deal Amazon Studios.
Murphy acquired the production with Amazon after his blockbuster Coming 2 America, which was the No. 1 streamed movie in its opening weekend, per Amazon. Based on Nielsen, the African-themed fairytale movie was the top streamed film among Black audiences that year.
Meanwhile, Murphy anticipates coming down the pipe; as he’s producing and starring in Beverly Hills Cop 4 and will co-star with Jonah Hill in the Kenya Barris-directed You People, both for Netflix.