Candyman Movie

Don’t say his name.

Candyman movie poster

Who's Involved:

Tony Todd, Jordan Peele, Nia DaCosta, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Christiana Clark, Vanessa Williams, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Win Rosenfeld, Ian Cooper, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Rebecca Spence, Brian King, Kyle Kaminsky, Cedric Mays, Rodney L Jones III, Miriam Moss

Release Date:

Friday, August 27, 2021 (Nationwide)

bloody horror violence, and language including some sexual references

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy and his partner, gallery director Brianna Cartwright , move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials. With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini-Green old-timer exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

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Who stars in Candyman: Cast List

... Anthony McCoy

"The Matrix 4" , "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom"  

... Brianna Cartwright

"The Marvels" , "The Photograph"  

... William Burke

"The God Committee" , "Zola"  

... Troy Cartwright


... Finley Stephens



... Clive Privler


... Grady Cartwright


... Jameson


... Gil Cartwright


... Daniel Robitaille / Candyman

"Immortal" , "Final Destination 5"  

... Anne-Marie McCoy

"Tyler Perry's Temptation" , "Johnson Family Vacation"  

Who's making Candyman: Crew List

A look at the Candyman behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Nia DaCosta last directed Little Woods and Sleeping With The Enemy. The film's writer Jordan Peele last wrote Us and Get Out.


Nia DaCosta


Ian Cooper
Jordan Peele
Win Rosenfeld

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Production: What we know about Candyman?

Key Facts

  1. Universal Pictures’ release of MGM and Monkeypaw Productions’ CANDYMAN, in association with BRON Creative, will move from June 12, 2020, to Friday, September 25, 2020 (4/3/2020).
  2. Will return to the neighborhood where the legend began.
  3. Described as a “spiritual sequel” to the original 1992 horror film (Variety, 2/26/19).
  4. Based on the 1992 film written by Bernard Rose.

Filming Timeline

  1. July 2021: The film was in Completed status.
  2. January 2020: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. Filming has wrapped up.

  4. October 2019: The film was in Production status.
  5. February 2019: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  6. November 2018: The film was in Development status.

Candyman Release Date: When is the film coming out?

Candyman is coming out in 2021 on Friday, August 27, 2021 (Nationwide release). There are 6 other movies coming out on the same date, including The Beatles: Get Back, Vacation Friends and No Man of God.

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