Candyman

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Release Date:   6/12/2020; In Theaters
Genre:  Horror
Rating:  TBA
Director:  Nia DaCosta
Studio(s):   Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Monkeypaw Productions
Running Time:  TBA
Cast:  Yahya Abdul-Mateen, II

Details:   There’s a new “Candyman” in town.  Jordan Peele’s retelling of the horror classic has cast Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, the actor best known for playing Black Manta in Warner Bros.’ Aquaman, as its star.  The studio is touting the upcoming film as a “spiritual sequel” to the original. It will return to the neighborhood where the legend began: the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood. The original Candyman was released in 1992 and follows a graduate student who explores the legend of Candyman while writing a thesis on urban legends.  Source:  Variety, giphy.com.