This Halloween, Oscar winner Jordan Peele unleashes a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend that your friend's older sibling probably told you about at a sleepover: Candyman. Rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) directs this contemporary incarnation of the cult classic. For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago's Cabrini-Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO's Watchmen, Us) and his partner, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony's painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini-Green old-timer (Colman Domingo; HBO's Eurphoria, Assassination Nation) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny. Universal Pictures presents, from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and Monkeypaw Productions, in association with BRON Creative, Candyman. Candyman is directed by DaCosta, and produced by Ian Cooper (Us), Monkeypaw President Win Rosenfeld and Jordan Peele. The screenplay is by Peele & Rosenfeld and DaCosta. The film is based on the 1992 film Candyman, written by Bernard Rose, and the short story 'The Forbidden' by Clive Barker. The film's executive producers are David Kern, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth.

  • R
  • Oct 16, 2020
  • Horror

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  • TEYONAH PARRISActor

    Teyonah Parris is an actress and producer, known for Dear White People (2014), Chi-Raq (2015) and If Beale Street Could Talk (2018).
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  • YAHYA ABDUL-MATEEN IIActor

    Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was born on July 15, 1986 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Aquaman (2018) and The Get Down (2016).
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  • NATHAN STEWART-JARRETTActor

  • Colman DomingoActor

    Mr. Domingo has been honored by the Newport Beach Film Festival as a 2018 Artist of Distinction. He has starred in the films Lincoln, The Butler, Selma, The Birth of a Nation and If Beale Street Could Talk. He has been nominated for a Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk and Drama League Award. An actor, director, writer and producer, he lives and works in between Los Angeles, London and New York.
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  • NIA DACOSTADirector

  • Jordan PeeleProducer

    Jordan Haworth Peele attended Sarah Lawrence College as a member of the class of 2001. His mother is white and his father is black. Jordan is married to comedian Chelsea Peretti, with whom he has a son. He is known for co-writing and starring in the comedy Keanu (2016), opposite his close friend Keegan-Michael Key, for writing and directing the horror film Get Out (2017), which was nominated for Best Picture, lead Actor, Screenplay (winning the prize), and Director at the Academy Awards, and for writing-directing-plus duties on Us (2019), a horror film that had one of the highest live action non-franchise openings of all time.
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