Amazon has offered a sneak peek of “Candy Cane Lane,” the holiday comedy featuring Eddie Murphy and Tracee Ellis Ross. The film, directed by Reginald Hudlin, marks the first of Murphy’s three-picture deal with Amazon Studios. Scheduled for global streaming on December 1st, it tells the story of a man, Chris (Murphy), striving to win his neighborhood’s Christmas decoration contest. However, after making a deal with a mischievous elf, Pepper (Jillian Bell), things go awry as the 12 Days of Christmas come to life, threatening the holiday. To save Christmas, Chris, his wife Carol (Ross), and their kids must break Pepper’s spell and battle magical chaos.
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Release Date and Where To Watch
Amazon Studios has unveiled the release date for “Candy Cane Lane,” their upcoming collaboration with Oscar-nominated actor Eddie Murphy, who previously starred in the 2021 comedy sequel “Coming 2 America.” This festive film will be exclusively available for streaming on December 1st, accessible through Prime Video.
The Story of Candy Cane Lane
Candy Cane Lane follows the story of Chris, played by Eddie Murphy, a family man who is determined to win the neighborhood’s Christmas home decoration contest. In his quest for victory, Chris makes a fateful deal with Pepper, a mischievous elf portrayed by Jillian Bell. Pepper’s plan is to bring the 12 Days of Christmas to life, hoping to help Chris win the contest. However, this spell goes awry, causing chaos and jeopardizing the spirit of Christmas. Now, Chris and his family must race against time to undo the spell and save Christmas.
Eddie Murphy takes on the lead role of Chris, bringing his comedic genius to the character. Murphy is known for his iconic roles in movies like Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop, and Coming to America. Joining Murphy in the cast is Tracee Ellis Ross, who plays Chris’ wife, Carol, best known for her role in the hit sitcom Black-ish. Jillian Bell portrays Pepper, the naughty elf whose actions set the story in motion. Other notable cast members include Nick Offerman, Robin Thede, Ken Marino, Catherine Dent, Amy Johnston, Chris Redd, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, and D.C. Young Fly.
Behind the Scenes: Director And Writer
The holiday film is directed by Reginald Hudlin, who reunites with Eddie Murphy and producer Brian Grazer for the first time since their 1992 hit, Boomerang. The screenplay for Candy Cane Lane is written by Kelly Younger, who drew inspiration from his own childhood experiences on Candy Cane Lane in El Segundo, California.
While a full trailer for Candy Cane Lane is yet to be released, a preview was shown during a Prime Video promotional event on Amazon Prime Day in July 2023. The sneak peek gave audiences a glimpse of the holiday magic and humor that awaited them in the movie.
Candy Cane Lane is set to be a festive and entertaining movie that will bring joy to audiences during the holiday season. With Eddie Murphy leading the cast and a talented team behind the scenes, this film promises to be a delightful addition to the holiday movie genre. Mark your calendars for December 1, 2023, and get ready to embark on a hilarious journey down Candy Cane Lane.
What is “Candy Cane Lane”?
“Candy Cane Lane” is an upcoming holiday movie starring Eddie Murphy.
When will “Candy Cane Lane” be released?
“Candy Cane Lane” is scheduled for worldwide release on Prime Video on December 1, 2023.
Can you provide a brief overview of the movie’s story?
“Candy Cane Lane” follows the story of Chris, played by Eddie Murphy, who makes a deal with a mischievous elf named Pepper to win a Christmas home decoration contest. However, the elf’s plan goes awry, and Chris must save Christmas with his family.
Who are the key cast members in “Candy Cane Lane”?
The film stars Eddie Murphy as Chris, Tracee Ellis Ross as Carol, and Jillian Bell as Pepper. Other notable cast members include Nick Offerman, Robin Thede, Ken Marino, and more.
Who is the director of “Candy Cane Lane”?
“Candy Cane Lane” is directed by Reginald Hudlin, who has previously worked with Eddie Murphy and producer Brian Grazer.
Are there any sneak peeks or trailers available for the movie?
While a full trailer is yet to be released, a sneak peek was shown during a Prime Video promotional event on Amazon Prime Day in July 2023.
What are the expectations for “Candy Cane Lane”?
The movie is highly anticipated due to its combination of Eddie Murphy’s comedic talent with heartwarming Christmas themes. With a talented ensemble cast and an experienced director, it’s poised to be a holiday classic.
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