Jordan Peele’s Candyman movie has started production, with the full cast now confirmed. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman, Watchmen), Teyonah Parris (If Beale Street Could Talk), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits) and Colman Domingo (Fear The Walking Dead) have signed on to star in the film and will be accompanied by a lineup of talented local actors from the Chicago area, where the film will be in production.
Filming will take place entirely in Chicago, and in addition to the aforementioned cast members, original Candyman star Tony Todd – who played the murderous Candyman, will also return, as revealed by the actor himself. The new film is directed by Nia DaCosta, who worked on the third season of the excellent British crime drama Top Boy, as well as made her feature film directorial debut with the indie effort Crossing the Line.
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.”
Universal Pictures will distribute Candyman globally with the U.S. release date slated for June 12, 2020.