Fans of the original 1992 Candyman were overjoyed when it was announced that Get Out director Jordan Peele would be producing the reboot of the socially relevant horror flick. With Peele currently co-writing the script and Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) set for the director’s chair, it was only a matter of time before the casting process began. We here at SuperBroMovies are the first to report on who may star in the Candyman reboot.
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.
Stanfield played a small role in Jordan Peele’s breakout hit, Get Out, as well as starring in last year’s bold and daring Sorry To Bother You. With such socially relevant films under his belt, the Atlanta star would be a perfect fit for the Jordan Peele written and produced Candyman film, which will likely touch on racial themes similar to the original.
The film, which is being described as a “spiritual sequel,” is also being written by Win Rosenfeld and produced by MonkeyPaw Productions. It is set to release on June 12th, 2020.
Stanfield’s representatives had no comment on this story.
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