MGM has officially announced that the filming on Nia DaCosta’s Candyman spiritual sequel has begun in Chicago along with revealing the film’s crew and new casting additions.
Joining Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) Teyonah Parris (WandaVision, If Beale Street Could Talk) will be newcomers Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Dracula, Misfits) and Colman Domingo (Lucy In The Sky, Fear The Walking Dead, Euphoria).
Jordan Peele is producing via his production company MonkeyPaw Productions.
Here is the official press release that MGM sent us.
Principal photography commenced in Chicago this week on Candyman from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld’s Monkeypaw Productions. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Us), Teyonah Parris (If Beale Street Could Talk), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits) and Colman Domingo (Euphoria) have signed on to star in the film and will be accompanied by a lineup of talented local actors from the Chicago area. Written by Peele and Rosenfeld and directed by rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Little Woods), Candyman is a spiritual sequel to the 1992 gothic horror film by Bernard Rose, originally based on Clive Barker’s short story The Forbidden.
The film will be shot entirely in Chicago and feature various locations
throughout the city, including the neighborhood where the legend began: the now-gentrified North Side where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood. Universal Pictures will distribute Candyman globally with the U.S. release date slated for June 12, 2020.
Collaborating with DaCosta is a creative team led by EP and UPM David Kern (The Age of Adaline, The Lincoln Lawyer), director of photography John Guleserian (Love, Simon, Like Crazy); production designer Cara Brower (Us, Twin Peaks ); costume designer Lizzie Cook (Sense8, A Nightmare on Elm Street) and VFX supervisor James Mcquaide ( The Boy, Underworld franchise).
Candyman is set for release on June 12th, 2020 and will be distributed by Universal Pictures.