Prime Video is set to usher in the festive season with a worldwide exclusive release of the highly anticipated holiday comedy, Candy Cane Lane, on December 1, 2023. Directed by the esteemed Reginald Hudlin and produced by Eddie Murphy Productions, Imagine Entertainment, and Amazon MGM Studios, this heartwarming Christmas tale is poised to become a timeless holiday classic.
Tuesday night witnessed the grand world premiere of Candy Cane Lane at the historic Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles. The star-studded event saw the likes of director Reginald Hudlin, leading actors Eddie Murphy and Tracee Ellis Ross, alongside an ensemble cast including Jillian Bell, Nick Offerman, Robin Thede, Chris Redd, Thaddeus J. Mixson, Danielle Pinnock, Genneya Walton, Madison Thomas, Riki Lindhome, and Anjelah Johnson-Reyes. Producers Brian Grazer, Karen Lunder, and Charisse Hewitt-Webster, writer Kelly Younger, and musical talents Chloe Bailey, Raphael Saadiq, and Marcus Miller added to the glamour of the evening.
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Eddie Murphy takes center stage in this holiday comedy adventure as Chris, a determined man on a mission to win his neighborhood's annual Christmas home decoration contest. Chaos ensues when a deal with the mischievous elf Pepper, played by Jillian Bell, leads to a magical spell that brings the 12 Days of Christmas to life, wreaking havoc on the entire town. Now, Chris, his wife Carol (Tracee Ellis Ross), and their three children must race against the clock to break Pepper's spell, battling deviously magical characters to save Christmas for everyone.
This marks not only Eddie Murphy's first foray into holiday-centric films but also his reunion with director Reginald Hudlin since their successful collaboration on Boomerang. The film, produced by Doug Merrifield, benefits from the collective expertise of Brian Grazer, Eddie Murphy, Karen Lunder, and Charisse Hewitt-Webster.
The journey to Candy Cane Lane began in July 2022 when Eddie Murphy announced a three-film first-look deal with Amazon Prime Video, including a holiday comedy. Reginald Hudlin, who previously directed Murphy in Boomerang (1992), took the directorial reins, while Kelly Younger penned the script inspired by his childhood holiday experiences. The star-studded cast was gradually unveiled, with Tracee Ellis Ross joining Murphy in January 2023, followed by Jillian Bell, Robin Thede, Nick Offerman, Chris Redd, and Danielle Pinnock.
Prepare for a festive explosion as Candy Cane Lane premieres globally on Prime Video this Friday, December 1, 2023. Don't miss the opportunity to embark on a magical holiday adventure with Eddie Murphy and an ensemble cast, promising laughter, heart, and the spirit of Christmas.
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After Chris inadvertently strikes a deal with a mischievous elf named Pepper to increase his chances of winning, she casts a magical spell that brings the 12 Days of Christmas to life and wreaks havoc all over town. At the risk of ruining his family's vacation, Chris, his wife Carol and their three children must race against time to break Pepper's spell, confront magical and evil characters and save Christmas for everyone.
Candy Cane Lane
Directed by Reginald Hudlin
Produced by Eddie Murphy, Charisse M. Hewitt, Karen Lunder, Brian Grazer
Written by Kelly Younger
With Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Robin Thede, Nick Offerman, Jillian Bell, Chris Redd
Music: Marcus Miller
Director of photography: Newton Thomas Sigel
Editing: Kenny G. Krauss, Jim May
Production companies: Amazon MGM Studios, Eddie Murphy Productions, Imagine Entertainment
Distributed by Prime Video
Release date: December 1, 2023
Running time: 117 minutes