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Oscar(r) champion Jordan Peele looses a fresh take over the blood-chilling urban legend that your friend’s older sibling probably “ve told you” about at a sleepover: Candyman. Rising filmmaker Nia DaCosta( Little Woods) directs this contemporary incarnation of the religion classic.

For as long as tenants can retain, the home projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a superhuman gunman with a secure for a hand, readily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a reflect. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini castles were torn down, visual master Anthony McCoy( Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his lover, gallery head Brianna Cartwright( Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph ), move into a indulgence loft condo in Cabrini , now gentrified beyond approval and inhabited by upwardly portable millennials.

With Anthony’s depict occupation on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer( Colman Domingo; HBO’s Euphoria, Assassination Nation) uncovers Anthony to the tragically frightful sort 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 decorates, unknowingly opening a opening to a complex past that unravels his own normality and releases a frightening brandish of violence that keeps 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 generated by Ian Cooper( Us ), Rosenfeld and Peele. The screenplay is by Peele& Rosenfeld and DaCosta. The movie is based on the 1992 movie Candyman, written by Bernard Rose, and the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker. The film’s executive producers are David Kern, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth.

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