Amazon Studios, the audiovisual arm of the e-commerce empire, has signed a contract whereby Eddie Murphy will star in three films and oversee other film projects.
The agreement announced this Wednesday comes after “Coming 2 America”, the sequel to the famous comedy released in 1988, became this year the best premiere on Amazon’s television platform.
Murphy is also planning original projects for Amazon, with the potential to appear on-screen, as per media.
“Eddie is a legend both in front of and behind the camera,” Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said in a statement. “With undeniable comedic and dramatic genius, he consistently delivers entertaining, original stories and characters to audiences around the world.”
Murphy has two new films lined up with Netflix. Netflix had released his award-winning film ‘Dolemite Is My Name’. Eddie is currently shooting for Beverly Hills Cop 4 for Netflix and a comedy from Kenya Barris, which also stars Jonah Hill.