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Eddie Murphy signs film deal with Amazon Studios

September 22 (WNN) — Actor, writer and comedian Eddie Murphy has signed a new film deal with Amazon Studios.

Deadline reported Wednesday that 60-year-old Murphy has signed a three-picture and first-look deal that will see him star in three films for Amazon Studios and develop new original films with the ability to do so.

“Eddie is a legend both in front of and behind the camera,” Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “With incredible humor and dramatic talent, he consistently delivers entertaining, original stories and characters to audiences around the world. We are here to help carry on the tradition and officially welcome Eddie into the Amazon family and Couldn’t be more excited.”

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News of the deal follows the release of Murphy’s film 2 Coming to America, a sequel to his 1988 film coming to America, on Amazon Prime Video. The film was the most-watched movie on Amazon Prime in its opening weekend in March.

Amazon Acquisition 2 Coming to America From Paramount Pictures in November 2020.

Murphy also recently starred in the Netflix film dolemite is my name and will produce and star in Beverly Hills Cop 4 for streaming service.

Murphy plays Axl Foley Beverly Hills Cope Movies. He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as James “Thunder” in the 2006 musical film Debut dream Girls.

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