The ‘Candyman’ is back!
Jordan Peele breathes life anew into the famed and fearsome force with a revival that has everyone saying the legendary name. All over again.
The Oscar winner takes on producer and screenwriting duties, while on-boarding newcomer Nia DaCosta as director of this contemporary take on the classic.
In this version, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II plays the lead role of visual artist Anthony McCoy.
Living in Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood with girlfriend Brianna (Teyonah Parris), his life as an artist faces collapse due to the impact of gentrification.
Yet, when he meets elder native of the area who clues him up on the blood-spilling history of the Candyman, he’s provided inspiration that takes him on the most rollercoaster of journeys.
Ahead of the film’s June 12th release, check out the first look trailer below…