Jordan Peele is continuing his horror projects with a spiritual sequel to Candyman, which he co-wrote with his partner Win Rosenfeld that has Litte Woods director Nia DeCosta attached.

There is a new report of a potential casting addition to the horror film. Our friends over at SuperBroMovies have revealed that Get Out and Girl In The Spider’s Web actor Lakeith Stanfield is in talks for a lead role in Candyman, playing a Chicago artist named Anthony.

We have exclusively learned that Lakeith Stanfield is in talks to star as the main character of the film, Anthony, who is being described as a socially pronounced artist in Chicago who researches the urban legend of Candyman. After investigating the killer’s last known whereabouts, strange killings begin to occur around Anthony. The protagonist will serve a role similar to that of Helen Lyle, the main character of the original movie.

The report was also supported by Collider.

This updated incarnation would focus on the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood, that Candyman roamed. Filming is expected to begin this spring and since it’ll be taking place in Chicago, there is an assumption they’ll film in the city.

Bernard Rose’s original Candyman is based on Clive Barker’s short story The Forbidden.

MGM Studios has set Candyman’s release date for June 12th, 2020.

Skeptical graduate student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) befriends Anne-Marie McCoy (Vanessa Williams) while researching superstitions in a housing project on Chicago’s Near North Side. From Anne-Marie, Helen learns about the Candyman (Tony Todd), a knife-wielding figure of urban legend that some of her neighbors believe to be responsible for a recent murder. After a mysterious man matching the Candyman’s description begins stalking her, Helen comes to fear that the legend may be all too real.


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