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 II||Anthony McCoy|
|Teyonah Parris||Brianna Cartwright|
|Nathan Stewart-Jarrett||Troy Cartwright|
|Colman Domingo||William Burke|
|Kyle Kaminsky||Grady Cartwright|
|Vanessa Williams||Anne-Marie McCoy|
|Rebecca Spence||Finley Stephens|
|Brian King||Clive Privler|
|Miriam Moss||Jerrica Cooper|
|Mark Montgomery||Det. Lipez|
|Genesis Denise Hale||Sabrina|
|Rodney L Jones III||Billy|
|Pamela Jones||Devlin 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.