Colman Domingo & Nathan Stewart-Jarrett join Jordan Peele’s Candyman
Deadline is reporting that Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead, If Beale Street Could Talk), and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits, Utopia) have joined Jordan Peele’s upcoming Candyman sequel.
With Tony Todd potentially going to appear, and Peele in the producer’s corner, this “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror classic has a chance to make some major waves at the box office.
Rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) will direct Candyman from a screenplay by Peele and Win Rosenfeld. The film returns to the neighborhood where the legend began, the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood.
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The film will star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) as he takes on the iconic titular role. His character is being described as an artist who becomes obsessed with the legend of the serial killer. Joining him, If Beale Street Could Talk actress Teyonah Parris who will be portraying the role of his girlfriend.
MGM will produce and finance Candyman with Universal handling domestic theatrical distribution. Adam Rosenberg, MGM’s Co-President of Production and Tabitha Shick, MGM’s Vice President of Production will oversee the project on behalf of the studio and Ian Cooper will produce for Monkeypaw.
Production is expected to begin this spring. Universal Pictures will release Candyman theatrically in the U.S. on June 12, 2020.
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