Eddie Murphy strolling down Amazon's holiday comedy 'Candy Cane Lane'

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Eddie Murphy is sticking with Amazon Studios, which released his sequel Coming 2 America, for a new holiday movie project.

The star will headline and produce Candy Cane Lane, a project directed by Oscar- and Emmy-nominated Django Unchained and Boomerang producer Reginald Hudlin, ABC Audio has confirmed. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's company Imagine is also getting a credit.

The film was written by Kelly Younger, whose Muppets Haunted Mansion debuted last year on Disney+. Candy Cane Lane was reportedly based on the writer's own holiday experiences, but other plot details are under wraps.

"As we know first hand with our hit Coming 2 America, Eddie is someone who brings global audiences together, and we can't wait to make it happen again," said Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke in a statement.

"We look forward to seeing the multi-talented Reggie Hudlin take the helm in bringing this future holiday classic to life!"

Shooting gets underway in Los Angeles this winter, the streaming service says.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 3:00PM by Stephen Iervolino Permalink