Colman Domingo, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Join Jordan Peele's Candyman Reboot

Two more stars have been tapped for the upcoming spiritual sequel.

By Chris Morse

Two new casting additions have been revealed for the upcoming Jordan Peele-produced reboot of Candyman, which is currently in the early stages of production in Chicago. According to Deadline, the project is welcoming aboard Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Colman Domingo, though the actors' specific roles have yet to be detailed at this time.

Domingo is presently known for playing Victor Strand in AMC's Fear the Walking Dead and also appears on HBO's Euphoria. Stewart-Jarrett can be recognized from a pair of British TV series in Misfits and Utopia. These additions bring the total confirmed roster for the film up to four.

Candyman, described as a “spiritual sequel” to the original, will take place in the same Chicago neighborhood made famous by Tony Todd’s chilling rendition of the urban legend, Candyman, otherwise known as Daniel Robitaille. The film will be directed by Nia DaCosta with a screenplay jointly written by Peele and Win Rosenfeld. MGM is producing and financing the film.

Starring in the film is Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman), Teyonah Parris (Chi-Raq), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits), and Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead). Tony Todd has expressed interest in being involved in some way, but nothing has been confirmed at this time.

Production on Candyman is underway with a target release date of June 12th, 2020. We will be sure to provide you all of the latest details on this project here on Dead Entertainment.

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