Candyman is an upcoming American supernatural slasher film, it is directed by Nia DaCosta. It is a direct sequel to the 1992 film of the same name and the fourth film in the Candynam film series. The film is written by Win Rosenfeld, Jordan Peele, and DaCosta, based on the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker.
- Director: Nia DaCosta
- Producers: Ian Cooper, Win Rosenfeld, Jordan Peele.
- Written by: Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Nia DaCosta.
- Based on: Candyman by Bernard Rose “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker
- Distributor: Universal Pictures
- Release Date: October 16, 2020.
- Country: United States
- Language: English
Candyman Movie Cast
- Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Anthony McCoy. He is a visual artist who lived in the defunct Cabrini Green Housing Projects as an infant. He was known to be haunted by an alleged urban myth called the ‘Candyman’ over twenty-eight years ago. Anthony was kidnapped by the Candyman and almost killed, but he was saved by Helen Lyle.
- Abdul-Mateen II: Portrays a hallucinatory reflection of the Candyman.
- Teyonah Parris as Brianna Cartwright. She is Anthony’s girlfriend who is an art gallery director.
- Hannah Love Jones as Young Brianna.
- Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Troy Cartwright. Brianna’s brother.
- Colman Domingo as William Burke. William is a Cabrini Green old-timer who tells Anthony about the Candyman legend.
- Tony Todd as Daniel Robitaille / Candyman. A vengeful spirit that kills anyone who openly denying his existence, and summons him by saying his name five times while facing a mirror.
- Vanessa Estelle Williams as Anne-Marie McCoy. She is Anthony’s mother who believed in the Candyman urban legend while living in Cabrini Green.
- Rebecca Spence as Finley Stephens
- Cassie Kramer as Helen Lyle. She is the reincarnation of the Candyman’s lover, ‘Caroline Sullivan’ who was able to defeat the Candyman after sacrificing herself to save Anthony when he was a baby. She also became a vengeful spirit, and can also be summoned if one said her first name five times while facing a mirror while openly denying her existence.
- Kyle Kaminsky as Grady Smith
- Christiana Clark as Danielle Harrington
- Brian King as Clive Privler
- Torrey Hanson as Jack Hyde
- Carl Clemons-Hopkins as Jameson
- Cedric Mays as Gil Cartwright
- Nancy Pender as TV News Anchor
- Pam Jones as Devlin Sharpe
- Breanna Lind as Annika
The housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand. It is easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In the present day, a visible artist named Anthony McCoy and his girlfriend, “Brianna Cartwright”, moved into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by the upwardly mobile millennial.
Anthony’s painting career is on the brink of stalling, he had a chance to encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer. This exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind the Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, he began to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings. He unknowingly opened a door to a posh past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny
Candyman was originally scheduled to release on June 12, 2020, but was pushed to September 25 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was again moved to October 16, 2020, taking the previous release date of Halloween Kills.