Eddie Murphy Signs Three Picture Deal With Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios has closed a three-picture and first-look film deal with Academy Award-nominee and Emmy Award winner Eddie Murphy, it was announced today. Under the pact, Murphy will star in three films for Amazon Studios and develop original film projects for Prime Video and Studios with the potential to star. he deal formalizes Murphy’s relationship with Amazon Studios on the heels of the success of Coming 2 America. Following its March 5 release on Prime Video, the comedy was the #1 streamed movie of the weekend, with the #1 opening weekend of any other streaming movie in 2021 to date, and #1 opening weekend of any streaming movie in the past 12 months (post-COVID theater closures). The film also topped Nielsen’s weekly streaming rankings among all streamed SVOD content. “Eddie is a legend both in front of and behind the camera,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “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 …

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Amazon Studios Is Bringing Coming 2 America To The Masses

It has been a rough year for entertainment. Theaters around the country are shut down due to Covid-19. But recent news has broke that should bring some smiles to some faces. That news being that Amazon Studios has acquired worldwide rights to Coming 2 America from Paramount Pictures. This long-awaited sequel to the iconic comedy Coming to America will launch worldwide in over 240 countries and territories on Prime Video on March 5, 2021. “Coming to America was a cultural phenomenon that is one of the most loved and celebrated comedies of all time,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “Thanks to Eddie Murphy’s comedic genius along with the brilliant filmmakers, writers and fabulous cast, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this new adventure. We know audiences around the world will fall in love with this hilarious, joyful movie that will surely become a timeless favorite.” Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi(Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African …

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Upcoming ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Series Has Already Been Renewed For Season Two

Amazon is certainly sparing no budget for highly anticipated “Lord Of The Rings” series, as they have already reportedly spent a billion dollars on the project. While the first season is currently filming in New Zealand, it has just been revealed that the upcoming series has already been renewed for a season two! Amazon has plans to take the series over five seasons, with a possible spin-off and purchased the adaptation rights from the Tolkien Estate. Jennifer Salke, president of Amazon Studios, also said that season 2 writers were already meeting to write their first scripts. After the first two episodes of the series are completed by J. A. Bayona (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Penny Dreadful), Season 1 of the Lord of the Rings will enter a hiatus of several months. The objective of this break is to give the showrunners, J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay time to refine the rest of the adventure and ensure perfect consistency between the various events that will disturb the Middle-earth. While there is still little known about the casting for the series, …

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Amazon Studios Starts Production On ‘The Voyeurs’

Amazon Studios is in production on writer/director Michael Mohan’s The Voyeurs in Montreal, Canada. The sexy thriller will star Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria), Justice Smith (Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, The Get Down), Ben Hardy (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Natasha Liu Bordizzo (The Society, Hotel Mumbai). The Voyeurs is produced by Divide/Conquer’s Greg Gilreath and Adam Hendricks with Zac Locke executive producing. The Voyeurs will launch exclusively worldwide on Amazon Prime Video. When Pippa and Thomas move into their dream apartment, they notice that their windows look directly into the apartment opposite – inviting them to witness the volatile relationship of the attractive couple across the street. But when they attempt to anonymously intercede in their lives, they unwittingly set in motion a chain of events that will lead to disaster. “We live in a strange era where it is entirely socially acceptable to peer into the lives of complete strangers by looking at the manicured and cultivated version of the lives, they’d like us to think they lead.  With The Voyeurs, we’re asking a simple question: is it okay to watch?  I’m thrilled to be working with Amazon Studios to bring back the erotic thriller genre …

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The ‘Honey Boy’ Podcast Has Launched

Amazon Studios will release HONEY BOY in theaters on November 8th, 2019 Director Alma Har’el and screenwriter Shia LaBeouf’s soon to be released film, HONEY BOY, is launching the HONEY BOY podcast today on all podcast platforms. HONEY BOY is equal parts autobiography, exorcism, and finely honed storytelling. This compelling film from a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el brings to life a young actor’s stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. Fictionalizing his childhood ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery. The film is released by Amazon Studios and will be in theaters on November 8th. Starring Noah Jupe, Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, and Byron Bowers. This unscripted podcast series is a powerful behind the scenes look at the process and journey of bringing the film to life and is hosted by Har’el and guest moderators, filmmaker David Lowery and Vanessa Kirby. The series features in-depth discussions with LaBeouf and other cast members Noah Jupe, Lucas Hedges, …

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Final Trailer Released For ‘Late Night’

Directed by Nisha Ganatra Written by, Produced by and Starring Mindy Kaling Starring Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, Max Casella, Hugh Dancy, John Lithgow, Denis O’Hare, Reid Scott and Amy Ryan  After almost 30 years, a groundbreaking talk-show host suspects she may soon be losing her coveted seat on late-night television unless she manages a game-changing transformation in Late more »

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San Diego Comic-Con 2019: Amazon Will Return To With Huge Offsite, Screenings And More!

comic-con 2019, carnival rowAmazon Studios plans to promote it’s three brand new series, “The Expanse”, “Carnival Row” and “The Boys” at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.

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Amazon Studios Will Release ‘Honey Boy’ Starring Shia LaBeouf This Fall

Amazon Studios will release Alma Har’el’s critically acclaimed “Honey Boy” in select theaters on November 8, 2019, and will expand in the following weeks. Shia LaBeouf wrote and stars alongside A Quiet Place’s Noah Jupe and Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lucas Hedges. Har’el received the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Vision and more »

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The Official Poster And Trailer For ‘Suspiria’ Has Been Revealed!

We can’t quite gather our thoughts on “Suspiria”, the upcoming darkly psychological film from Amazon Studios, which is set for release this fall, but we definitely can say that our curiosity is peaked! Amazon Studios has revealed the official poster and trailer for the upcoming film and also announced that they will be bringing “Suspiria” more »

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Falling in Love with Author Kevin Kwan and his Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians is an Engaging and Hilarious Film About Zany Families and Young LoveEven though Kevin Kwan is an international best-selling author whose brilliant romantic comedy is opening on the big screen, this master wordsmith still has family members who don’t quite understanding his high-profile writing career. All of this makes a great deal […]

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JD Payne and Patrick McKay To Develop The Lord Of The Rings Original Series For Amazon Studios

lord of the ringsAmazon Studios has chosen the duo of JD Payne and Patrick McKay to take the development journey for The Lord of The Rings. Hit the jump to read the full press release!

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