The maximum I am going to type the name is four times. Just saying. (Or rather, not saying.)
Directed and co-written by Nia DaCosta, and produced and co-written by Jordan Peele, this “spiritual sequel” to the original Candyman (that’s two mentions, right?) is set in the now-gentrified old neighbourhood of Cabrini Green.
It stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Colman Domingo, Vanessa Williams, and… Tony Todd! (The orginal Candyman – 3!)
Watch the trailer now:
Candyman is DaCosta’s second feature – she wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Little Woods (Crossing The Line in the UK) and she’s still only (sorry, but this is going to hurt if you’re my age and mediocre…) 29.
(It shows how unused we are to women directors, especially Black women directors, getting a big movie to helm after one indie hit that I was surprised by this, even though it’s not particularly rare for male directors.)
C******* is out in the UK and US on 12 June 2020.