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Lakeith Stanfield Eyed to Star in Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ Sequel

Jordan Peele is continuing to build his resume as a prominent figure in horror cinema—the Get Out and Us director is set to produce the upcoming “spiritual sequel” to 1992 horror classic Candyman.

Nia DaCosta is set to direct from a script co-written by Peele and his MonkeyPaw Productions partner Win Rosenfield, according to SuperBroMovies.

Atlanta actor and former Peele collaborator Lakeith Stanfield is said to be in talks for the lead role of Anthony, who the film publication describes as “a socially pronounced artist in Chicago who researches the urban legend of Candyman. After investigating the killer’s last known whereabouts, strange killings begin to occur,” though it isn’t clear whether victims had to chant Candyman’s name five times in front of a mirror this time around.

The film is set to release on June 12th, 2020.

Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.