Lakeith Stanfield In Talks To Star In Jordan Peele’s "Candyman" Reboot

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Jordan Peele first introduced his plans to make a “religious sequel” to Candyman again in October and in accordance with new reviews, the film is on its approach to manufacturing. 

“The authentic was a landmark movie for black illustration within the horror style. Alongside Night of the Living DeadCandyman was a serious inspiration for me as a filmmaker — and to have a daring new expertise like Nia on the helm of this mission is really thrilling. We are honored to convey the following chapter within the Candyman canon to life and keen to supply new audiences with an entry level to Clive Barker’s legend,” Jordan said

According to Super Bro Movies, Lakeith Stanfield (who beforehand labored with Jordan on Get Out) is in talks to star within the upcoming movie. The publication particulars how he would play Anthony, “described as a socially pronounced artist in Chicago who researches the city legend of Candyman.” After investigating one in all Candyman’s current murders, Anthony finds that folks round him are dying off as effectively. 

The position of Anthony is predicated on the unique character Helen Lyle, performed by Virginia Madsen, which suggests the reboot could have a gender-flip position from female-to-male.

The films set to hit theaters June 12th, 2020.