Updated: Jul 20, 2022 8:23 PM STI
Washington [US]July 20 (ANI): Eddie Murphy is set to star in Candy Cane Lane, a holiday comedy directed by Reginald Hudlin for Prime Video.
Produced by Amazon Studios, Imagine Entertainment and Eddie Murphy Productions, the comedy was acquired as a spec script written by Kelly Younger and inspired by Younger’s childhood vacation experiences, Deadline reported.
The project will go on the floors this winter in Los Angeles.
Murphy produces alongside Imagine’s Brian Grazer and feature film chair Karen Lunder and Charisse Hewitt-Webster. The film reunites the team behind the 1992 hit Boomerang. It marks the seventh collaboration between Grazer and Murphy.
“The holiday season is my favorite time of year – just ask my family what my nine-hour Christmas playlist is. I’m thrilled to be working with Eddie Murphy, Brian Grazer and Amazon again,” said Hudlin.
“As we know firsthand with our hit Coming 2 America, Eddie is someone who brings global audiences together, and we can’t wait for that to happen again. We can’t wait to see the talented Reggie Hudlin take the helm to bring this future classic vacation to life,” Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said.
Candy Cane Lane will premiere on Prime Video in over 240 countries, as the first film under Murphy’s three-picture, first-look deal with Amazon Studios. (ANI)