Candyman

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Don’t say his name. This summer, Oscar® winner Jordan Peele unleashes a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend that your friend’s older sibling probably told you about at a sleepover: Candyman. Rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) directs... read more

Don’t say his name. This summer, Oscar® winner Jordan Peele unleashes a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend that your friend’s older sibling probably told you about at a sleepover: Candyman. Rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta (Little Woods) directs this contemporary incarnation of the cult classic. For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo; HBO’s Euphoria, Assassination Nation) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

Original Release

01/01/2021

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Cast

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Anthony McCoy
Teyonah Parris Brianna Cartwright
Tony Todd Daniel Robitaille / Candyman
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Troy Cartwright
Colman Domingo William Burke
Nadia Simms Ringleader
Rebecca Spence Finley Stephens
Christiana Clark Danielle Harrington
Kyle Kaminsky Grady Smith / Grady Cartwright
Aaron Crippen Officer Smith
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Nia DaCosta

Writers

Clive Barker, Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Nia DaCosta, Bernard Rose

Cast

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Anthony McCoy
Teyonah Parris Brianna Cartwright
Tony Todd Daniel Robitaille / Candyman
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Troy Cartwright
Colman Domingo William Burke
Nadia Simms Ringleader
Rebecca Spence Finley Stephens
Christiana Clark Danielle Harrington
Kyle Kaminsky Grady Smith / Grady Cartwright
Aaron Crippen Officer Smith
Dan Fierro Officer Rooney
Cassie Kramer Helen Lyle / Librarian
Brian King Clive Privler
Miriam Moss Jerrika / Jerrica Cooper
Avery Moss Archival Footage Girl #7
Hannah Love Jones Young Brianna
Malic White Boof
Sarah Lo Samantha
Vanessa Williams Anne-Marie McCoy
Carl Clemons-Hopkins Jameson

Producers

Jason Cloth Executive Producer
Aaron L. Gilbert Executive Producer
David Kern Executive Producer
Adam Somer Executive Producer
Jordan Peele Producer
Win Rosenfeld Producer
Ian Cooper Producer

Editors

Catrin Hedström

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