In Theaters August 27

Don’t say his honour.

Oscar(r) champion Jordan Peele looses a fresh take on 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) sends this contemporary manifestation of the worship classic.

For as long as occupants can retain, the casing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were oppressed by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a superhuman assassin with a steal for a hand, readily summoned by those daring to repeat his appoint 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 girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright( Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph ), move into a indulgence loft condo in Cabrini , now gentrified beyond identification and colonized by upwardly portable millennials.

With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stopping, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer( Colman Domingo; HBO’s Euphoria, Assassination Nation) discloses Anthony to the tragically grim nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these frightening details in his studio as fresh grist for depicts, unknowingly opening a opening to a complex past that untangles his own normality and unleashes a frightening brandish of violence that articulates 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( Us ), Rosenfeld and Peele. The screenplay is by Peele& Rosenfeld and DaCosta. The film is based on the 1992 cinema Candyman, written by Bernard Rose, and the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker. The film’s executive makes are David Kern, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth.

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