jordan peele’s ‘candyman’ finds leading man
By Erin White
February 27, 2019
Exciting news from the set of Jordan Peele’s Candyman remake! And it looks like he’s got himself a lead. Gearing up to join the Candyman crew is Aquaman actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who is in talks with MGM and Peele to play the titular character. The reboot of the 1992 cult classic is being held as a “spiritual sexual” to take place in the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood. Spooky already. Candyman is being directed by Nia DaCosta who will interpret the screenplay co-written by Peele and Win Rosenfeld. Candyman aka Daniel Robitaille was originally played by Tony Todd in a soul-shaking performance. The legend? That this scary f*ck would appear if after saying his name five times by a person facing a mirror, summoned from the pits of hell to kill some folks.
Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ is slated for a June 12, 2020 release. Brace yourselves.
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