Candyman is a horror/thriller film. The director of the film is Nia DaCosta. (Little Woods, Captain Marvel 2)



Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (HBO’s Watchmen, Us) as visual artist Anthony McCoy
Teyonah Parris (If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph) as gallery director Brianna Cartwright
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Troy Cartwright
Colman Domingo as William Burke (HBO’s Euphoria, Assassination Nation)
Tony Todd as Daniel Robitaille / Candyman
Vanessa Estelle Williams as Anne-Marie McCoy
Rebecca Spence as Finley Stephens
Cassie Kramer as Helen Lyle,
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 story follows visual artist Anthony. He wants to find a way to rejuvenate his art career. One day, he meets with an older member of the community who was once a resident of the Cabrini Green projects. This individual tells him the haunting story of Candyman that Anthony eventually uses as inspiration for his paintings. The deeper he goes into exploring the concept of Candyman, the more he’ll unleash a horrific wave of murders.

Candyman is a murderous soul with a hook for a hand.

Anyone who dares to say his name five times in front of a mirror instantly becomes a target.

Release date

The movie will be available on August 27, 2021.

Other notes

The screenplay is by Jordan Peele & Win Rosenfeld and Nia DaCosta

The movie is produced by Ian Cooper, Rosenfeld and Peele.

The film’s executive producers are David Kern, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth.

The film is based on the 1992 film Candyman, written by Bernard Rose, and the short story “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker.

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