Eddie Murphy’s name has been trending a lot recently, and all for good reasons. The popular comedian released his Netflix hit “Dolomite is My Name” back in September, and Viacom confirmed that Murphy is returning to the “Beverly Hills Cop” franchise to make a fourth movie. According to Viacom’s fourth-quarter earnings call this week, Paramount Pictures is licensing the franchise to Netflix, with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. If the fourth movie is well received, Netflix even has the go-ahead for another installment.
Paramount Pictures and Netflix have been successful partners in the past. Paramount brought “Maniac” with Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, and Sonoya Mizuno to Netflix, as well as the hit YA series “13 Reasons Why.” Viacom also owns Nickelodeon, which recently signed a new deal with Netflix that will bring old and new IPs to the video streaming service over the next few years. While Netflix didn’t confirm any of the new projects at this time, two of them are expected to be the “SpongeBob Squarepants” prequel, and a possible film with “The Loud House” crew.
Meanwhile, Eddie Murphy is finishing up “Coming 2 America.” In that project Eddie Murphy is reprising his role as Akeem, and Wesley Snipes, James Earl Jones, and Arsenio Hall are expected to return to the franchise for the new installment. The movie was directed by Craig Brewer, and the project is expected to hit theaters on December 18, 2020.
Netflix is currently on its holiday binge, with new content releasing every few days. The most recent release was the animated-comedy “Klaus,” and the baking competition “Sugar Rush Christmas” is ready to launch on November 29th. In December, viewers can celebrate the holidays in Aldovia with “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby,” and Netflix is also releasing the holiday movies “Holiday in the Wild” and “Holiday Rush.” You can also watch “Merry Happy Whatever,” which stars Dennis Quaid, Bridgit Mendler, and Brent Morin. If your holiday spirit still needs a boost, look for “Let it Snow” with Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Kiernan Shipka, Odeya Rush, and Jacob Batalon, and “The Knight Before Christmas” with Vanessa Hudgens.
If that’s too much sugar and spice, Netflix’s non-holiday related slate in December includes Ryan Reynolds’ “6 Underground,” “The Two Popes,” and “Lost in Space: Season 2.” Netflix has several other big projects on the way, like “The Witcher” adaptation, “Green Eggs and Ham,” ” Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings,” and “To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You.”
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