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‘Candy Cane Lane’ First Look: Eddie Murphy Strives To Save Christmas In Prime Video Holiday Comedy

By Matt Grobar | DEADLINE

Eddie Murphy in ‘Candy Cane Lane’ | Claudette Barius/Amazon

Amazon is offering a first look at Candy Cane Lane, its holiday comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Tracee Ellis Ross, which is set to begin streaming globally December 1st. Check out a series of stills from the pic, along with a new teaser poster below.

Directed by Reginald Hudlin, the film is the first to emerge from Murphy’s three-picture and first-look film deal with Amazon Studios, which was signed on the heels of Coming 2 America‘s success, after coming over to the platform from Paramount during the pandemic. Based on the childhood holiday experiences of Kelly Younger, who penned the script, the film is about man on a mission to win his neighborhood’s annual Christmas home decoration contest. After Chris (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 (Ross), and their three children must race against the clock to break Pepper’s spell, battle deviously magical characters, and save Christmas for everyone.

Also starring in the pic are Jillian Bell, Thaddeus J. Mixson, Ken Marino, Nick Offerman, Robin Thede, Chris Redd, Genneya Walton, Madison Thomas, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Lombardo Boyar, D.C. Young Fly, Danielle Pinnock, Timothy Simons, Riki Lindhome, and Stephen Tobolowsky.

Murphy and Charisse Hewitt-Webster produced for Eddie Murphy Productions, along with Brian Grazer and Karen Lunder for Imagine Entertainment. Doug Merrifield served as executive producer on the pic, which marked a long overdue reunion for Hudlin, Murphy and Grazer following their work on 1992’s Boomerang.

Eddie Murphy in Candy Cane Lane | Claudette Barius/Amazon

Eddie Murphy and Tracee Ellis Ross in Candy Cane Lane | Claudette Barius/Prime Video

Eddie Murphy and Madison Thomas in Candy Cane Lane | Claudette Barius/Amazon


Eddie Murphy, Jillian Bell and Madison Thomas in Candy Cane Lane | Claudette Barius/Amazon

Thaddeus J. Mixxon, Gennaya Walton, Madison Thomas, Tracee Ellis Ross and Eddie Murphy in Candy Cane Lane\Claudette Barius/Amazon

Reginald Hudlin directs Eddie Murphy on the set of Candy Cane Lane | Claudette Barius/Amazon