Eddie Murphy to Star in Holiday Comedy on Prime Video

By Rebecca Theodore-Vachon 

Eddie Murphy brings more laughs and holiday cheer in the upcoming Prime Video film Candy Cane Lane.

The actor/comedian is also on board as executive producer under Murphy Productions. Reginald Hudlin will direct.

While plot details are being kept under wraps, the screenplay is written by Kelly Younger and inspired by her childhood holiday experiences. The project also reunites Murphy with producer Brian Grazer, marking their seventh feature collaboration, including the 1992 romantic comedy Boomerang, The Nutty Professor and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps.


Candy Cane Lane will premiere on Prime Video in more than 240 countries worldwide and is the first project from Murphy’s three-picture, first-look film deal with Amazon Studios. The deal came off the success of Coming 2 America, which was the No.1 streamed movie on its opening weekend, pulling in 1.41. billion viewing minutes.

Coming 2 America was also the No. 1 streaming movie of 2021 among Black viewers.

In a statement, Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said, “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!”