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OTDIHH: Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Was Supposed to Open in Theatres Today


In case you’re keeping track, you’ll probably know that today was the day that Nia DaCosta’s Candyman was originally set to open in theatres (12th June, 2020). The movie was delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The movie will now open in theatres (worldwide) on the 25th September. Watch the trailer for Candyman and find out more about the movie below the trailer.

Director: Nia DaCosta
Writers: Nia DaCosta, Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld
Stars: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo


Yahya Abdul-Mateen IIAnthony McCoy
Teyonah ParrisBrianna Cartwright
Nathan Stewart-JarrettTroy Cartwright
Colman DomingoWilliam Burke
Kyle KaminskyGrady Cartwright
Vanessa WilliamsAnne-Marie McCoy
Rebecca SpenceFinley Stephens
Carl Clemons-HopkinsJameson
Brian KingClive Privler
Miriam MossJerrica Cooper
Cassie KramerLibrarian
Mark MontgomeryDet. Lipez
Genesis Denise HaleSabrina
Rodney L Jones IIIBilly
Pamela JonesDevlin Sharpe

Storyline: For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighbourhood were terrorised 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 and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright 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 exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony starts 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 terrifying viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.


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