In Theaters August 27

Oscar(r) champion Jordan Peele unleashes a fresh take over the blood-chilling urban legend: Candyman. Filmmaker Nia DaCosta( Little Woods, next year’s The Marvels) sends this contemporary incarnation of the worship classic.

For as long as tenants can recollect, the accommodate projects of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood were oppressed by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a superhuman assassin with a hit for a hand, readily bidden by those daring to repeat his word five times into a reflect. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini pillars were torn down, visual master Anthony McCoy( Emmy win Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; Watchmen, Us) and his partner, gallery administrator Brianna Cartwright( Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, WandaVision ), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini , now gentrified beyond identification and colonized by upwardly portable millennials.

With Anthony’s depict job on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini-Green old-timer( COLMAN DOMINGO; Zola, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) discloses Anthony to the horrific genuine story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, and stimulant on by his white art dealer, Anthony begins to explore these ghoulish details in his studio as fresh revelation for draws, unknowingly opening a entrance to a complex past that disentangles his own sanity and looses a frightening gesticulate of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

Universal Pictures presents, from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld’s Monkeypaw Product, in association with BRON Creative, Candyman. Candyman is directed by DaCosta and is produced by Ian Cooper( 2022 ’s Nope, Us ), Rosenfeld and Peele. The screenplay is by Peele& Rosenfeld and DaCosta. The film’s executive farmers are David Kern, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth.

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