Eddie Murphy, a name synonymous with laughter for countless fans across generations, is gearing up to venture into new territory: holiday cinema. In a cinematic treat titled Candy Cane Lane, Murphy is set to sprinkle a touch of his comedic magic on the festive season. The film is scheduled for release on Prime Video on December 1, and Amazon recently unveiled the first trailer for the movie.
Eddie Murphy stars in Candy Cane Lane, an upcoming Christmas movie exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
The premise of Candy Cane Lane revolves around Eddie Murphy’s character, Chris Carver, who is animated by an unyielding drive to secure victory in his local Christmas decoration contest. This fervent zeal, however, finds little resonance with his family, a dynamic that promises familial comedy. The trailer highlights Chris’s undeterred commitment, with moments like his rather comical intrusion into his daughter’s room on a quest for reindeer brackets, painting a vivid picture of his festive fervor.
Things take a turn when Eddie Murphy’s character discovers the mysterious shop named Kringles, concealed beneath an underpass. Owned by Pepper, played by the talented Jillian Lane, the store is the epitome of festive allure. Yet, amidst the holiday cheer, Pepper’s intentions seem dubious, with the trailer suggesting that she may have tricked Chris into signing his life away when granting his wish for the best Christmas ever.
Candy Cane Lane marks the reunion of Eddie Murphy with his Boomerang director, Reginald Hudlin, promising the same synergy that fans cherished before.
As a result, Eddie Murphy’s character and his family find themselves engulfed in a series of unexpected and tumultuous events. The store’s spell breathes life into the verses of the 12 Days of Christmas, manifesting each day’s theme into tangible and often chaotic real-world scenarios. As every new day dawns, the town is swept into further pandemonium, with animated characters and magical occurrences creating unprecedented disturbances.
Candy Cane Lane marks the reunion of Eddie Murphy with his Boomerang director, Reginald Hudlin, promising the same synergy that fans cherished before. In an earlier statement announcing the movie’s Prime Video launch, Hudlin said he’s always harbored a desire to create a Christmas movie, emphasizing the importance of bringing something new and unexpected to the table. He believes the film encapsulates both humor and the genuine essence of Christmas, ensuring a profound emotional connection with viewers.
After securing a Golden Globe nod for his performance in the 2019 Netflix biopic Dolemite Is My Name, Eddie Murphy has embraced streaming platforms for his subsequent comedic projects.
The film was written by Kelly Younger, with the storyline influenced by his personal experiences on Candy Cande Lane in El Segundo, California. Murphy, Brian Grazer, Karen Lunder, and Charisse Hewitt-Webster produced the movie, with Doug Merrifield serving as an executive producer. Along with Murphy, the star-studded cast includes Thaddeus J. Mixson, Ken Marino, Nick Offerman, Robin These, Chris Redd, Madison Thomas, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Lombardo Boyar, D.C. Young Fly, Danielle Pinnock, Timoty Simons, Riki Lindhome, and Stephen Tobolowsky.
After securing a Golden Globe nod for his performance in the 2019 Netflix biopic Dolemite Is My Name, Eddie Murphy has embraced streaming platforms for his subsequent comedic projects. His recent works include Coming 2 America, which transitioned to Amazon Studios from Paramount Pictures during the COVID pandemic, and Netflix’s You People. In other words, fans have ample Eddie Murphy content to indulge in as they await the release of Candy Cane Lane.