This holiday season, Eddie Murphy is set to sprinkle a touch of his comedic magic on Prime Video with his debut holiday film, Candy Cane Lane. Known for his unparalleled comedic flair, Murphy promises to take audiences on a whimsical journey filled with holiday enchantment, mischievous characters, and a dash of unexpected chaos.
A Fresh Take on Holiday Magic
Directed by the talented Reginald Hudlin, Candy Cane Lane promises a fresh and surprising take on the Christmas genre. Hudlin, who has long harbored a dream of creating a Christmas movie, expressed his excitement, stating, “I can’t wait for the world to see Candy Cane Lane. Eddie Murphy and this hilarious cast really bring the funny, it’s super Christmas-y, and it will hit you right in the feels.”
Murphy is joined by a stellar ensemble cast that includes the likes of Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell, Ken Marino, Nick Offerman, Robin Thede, Chris Redd, D.C. Young Fly, and Anjelah Johnson-Reyes. The film marks a reunion for Hudlin, Murphy, and producer Brian Grazer, the trio behind the 1992 hit, Boomerang.
A Tale Inspired by Real-Life Experiences
The heartwarming screenplay, penned by Kelly Younger, draws inspiration from his own childhood holiday memories on Candy Cane Lane in El Segundo, CA. The narrative revolves around Chris, portrayed by Murphy, a man determined to clinch victory in his neighborhood’s annual Christmas home decoration contest.
However, things take a wild turn when Chris inadvertently strikes a deal with a mischievous elf named Pepper, played by Jillian Bell. As Pepper’s magic spell brings the 12 Days of Christmas to life, the town plunges into delightful chaos. With the holidays hanging in the balance, Chris, alongside his wife Carol (Tracee Ellis Ross) and their three children, embarks on a race against time to break the spell, confront magical adversaries, and restore the spirit of Christmas.
Candy Cane Lane promises to be a delightful addition to the holiday film lineup, blending Eddie Murphy’s iconic humor with the magic of the festive season. With a captivating storyline, a star-studded cast, and a touch of real-life inspiration, this film is set to be a holiday favorite. Don’t miss out on the magic; catch Candy Cane Lane on Prime Video starting December 1, 2023.
About Candy Cane Lane
Release Date: December 1, 2023 exclusively on Prime Video
Directed by: Reginald Hudlin
Written by: Kelly YoungerProduced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Eddie Murphy, Karen Lunder, Charisse Hewitt-Webster
Executive produced by: Doug Merrifield
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jillian Bell, Thaddeus J. Mixson, Ken Marino, Nick Offerman, Robin Thede, Chris Redd, Genneya Walton, Madison Thomas, D.C. Young Fly, Riki Lindhome, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Lombardo Boyar, Danielle Pinnock, Timothy Simons
Eddie Murphy stars in this holiday comedy adventure about a man on a mission to win his neighborhood’s annual Christmas home decoration contest. After Chris (Eddie Murphy) inadvertently makes a deal with a mischievous elf named Pepper (Jillian Bell) to better his chances of winning, she casts a magic spell that brings the 12 Days of Christmas to life, and wreaks havoc on the whole town. At the risk of ruining the holidays for his family, Chris, his wife Carol (Tracee Ellis Ross), and their three children must race against the clock to break Pepper’s spell, battle deviously magical characters, and save Christmas for everyone.
Are you ready to dive into a world where Christmas magic meets Murphy’s comedic genius? How do you think Murphy’s portrayal will redefine holiday films? And which magical character are you most excited to meet? Share your thoughts and join the festive conversation on social media!
Source: Prime Video