Prime Video announced its upcoming holiday film, Candy Cane Lane, starring Eddie Murphy. The film comes from a screenplay written by Kelly Younger, inspired by his own childhood holiday experiences on Candy Cane Lane in El Segundo, California.
Candy Cane Lane is an upcoming Christmas comedy film directed by Reginald Hudlin and written by Younger. The holiday comedy adventure follows a 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 (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.
The film reunites director Hudlin, Murphy, and producer Brian Grazer for the first time since their 1992 hit, Boomerang. The all-star ensemble cast includes Ross, Bell, Ken Marino, Nick Offerman, Robin Thede, Chris Redd, D.C. Young Fly, and Anjelah Johnson-Reyes.
“I can’t wait for the world to see Candy Cane Lane,” Diretor Hudlin shared in a statement. “I’ve wanted to make a Christmas movie my whole life, but I wanted to do something fresh and surprising. Eddie Murphy and this hilarious cast really bring the funny, it’s super Christmas-y, and it will hit you right in the feels.”
Audiences will experience the holiday magic come to life, with the help of some magical characters and unexpected mayhem.
Be sure to stay tuned for the official trailer. Candy Cane Lane will debut on Prime Video Dec. 1.