Horror doesn’t look too bad on Stanfield.
— Complex (@Complex) January 29, 2019
Jordan Peele will direct the reboot that is said to be a sequel to the 1992 horror classic. Based on Clive Barker’s The Forbidden short story, the original follows a female student researching urban legends.
Her work leads her to the ghost of an artist and son of a slave who was murdered in the late-19th century called Candyman.
Reports say Stanfield will play Anthony, an artist researching the gory myth who eventually summons the killer spirit. Considering how the first movie ended, this storyline is on-brand. In the original film, protagonist Helen escapes Candyman’s trap with a baby named Anthony in the final scene.
Regardless if this is a direct plot link, the chemistry is sure to be there considering that Stanfield has worked with Peele before in the horror comedy satire hit Get Out.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated as more information develops.