Eddie Murphy will bring his comedic chops to the screen this holiday season in Candy Cane Lane.
The film, which marks Murphy’s first Christmas movie, is set to arrive Dec. 1 on Prime Video.
Tracee Ellis Ross co-stars in the all-star comedy as Murphy’s wife. The cast also includes Jillian Bell, Nick Offerman, Thaddeus J. Mixson, Ken Marino, Robin Thede, Chris Redd, Genneya Walton, Madison Thomas, and D.C. Young Fly, Amazon announced Tuesday.
Riki Lindhome, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Lombardo Boyar, Danielle Pinnock, Timothy Simons have roles in the film as well.
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The film reunites Murphy with director Reginald Hudlin for the first time since their hit movie Boomerang was released in 1992.
“I can’t wait for the world to see Candy Cane Lane. I’ve wanted to make a Christmas movie my whole life, but I wanted to do something fresh and surprising,” Hudlin said in a press release. “Eddie Murphy and this hilarious cast really bring the funny, it’s super Christmas-y, and it will hit you right in the feels.”
Hudlin directs from a script by Kelly Younger, whose screenplay is inspired by his own childhood experiences on Candy Cane Lane in El Segundo, California.
The film follows Chris (Murphy), who is determined to win his neighborhood’s annual Christmas decoration contest. But when he inadvertently makes a deal with an elf named Pepper (Jillian Bell) to boost his chances of winning, the elf casts a spell that brings the 12 Days of Christmas to life, and causes trouble for the whole town.
Producers on the film include Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Eddie Murphy, Karen Lunder, Charisse Hewitt-Webster. Doug Merrifield executive produces. Doug Merrifield executive produces.
Candy Cane Lane premieres globally on Prime Video Dec. 1, 2023.
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