Eddie Murphy in a Christmas flick? Yeah, I can dig it. The comedy legend is set to produce/star in the upcoming holiday comedy film, Candy Cane Lane.
The deal is with Amazon Studios. It’s actually part of his 3-picture deal with the streaming giant. It looks like Eddie Murphy’s production company acquired the rights to this spec script from writer Kelly Younger. The movie is supposedly inspired by Younger’s childhood holiday experiences.
Production is scheduled to begin this winter in Los Angeles, which means we’re likely looking at a Christmas 2023 release date. And according to the report, it’ll skip theaters and premiere directly on Amazon Prime in more than 240 countries.
Reginald Hudlin will direct the flick, and it’s safe to say, Hudlin is excited:
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.
They’re hoping this movie turns into a holiday classic. No word on who will star alongside Murphy, but we’re sure he’ll have no problem recruiting. If Eddie calls… you pick up!