Some more casting news for director Nia DaCosta‘s Candyman this week, as THR reports that If Beale Street Could Talk actress Teyonah Parris is in talks for a leading role.
Parris will reportedly play the girlfriend of an art dealer obsessed with the legend of Candyman in the Jordan Peele-produced film. Oddly enough, THR lists Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as that art dealer character, rather than Candyman himself. We’re looking into that one, as the Aquaman actor had been announced last week as our new Candyman.
Last we had heard, Lakeith Stanfield was up for the art dealer role, so it’s possible THR made a simple error here.
The new movie returns to the neighborhood where the legend began: the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood.
Jordan Peele wrote the script with Win Rosenfeld.
MGM will bring Candyman back to life on June 12, 2020.
Source- Bloody Disgusting