Eddie Murphy has signed a three-picture first-look deal with Amazon Studios.
According to Deadline, the deal means that Murphy will star in three Amazon films and work on his own original material for the studio.
“Eddie is a legend both in front of and behind the camera.” Said Amazon Studios head, Jennifer Salke. “With undeniable comedic and dramatic genius, he consistently delivers entertaining, original stories and characters to audiences around the world. We could not be more excited to help carry on the tradition and to officially welcome Eddie into the Amazon family.”
The new deal expands on the partnership which has already blossomed between the studio and Hollywood star. Murphy’s ‘Coming 2 America‘ released on Amazon on March 4, claiming the most successful opening weekend of any film since the previous year.
Murphy is best known for featuring in ‘Dr. Dolittle‘, ‘Daddy Day Care‘ and ‘Norbit‘. He has also enjoyed a lucrative animated roles, providing the voice or Donkey in Dreamworks ‘Shrek‘ and Mushu in Disney’s ‘Mulan‘.
Currently, Murphy is reportedly collaborating with Netflix on the fourth installment of ‘Beverly Hills Cop‘.
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