Candyman is one of the more beloved horror films in recent decades and Tony Todd has gone down in the history books for his role as the titular Candyman.
Jordan Peele has signed on to co-write the film with Nia DaCosta set to direct the upcoming reboot. The team over at SuperBroMovies have garnered a pretty big exclusive, and that is that Lakeith Stanfield is in talks to star as Anthony who is being described as “a socially pronounced artist in Chicago who researches the urban legend of Candyman. After investigating the killer’s last known whereabouts, strange killings begin to occur around Anthony. The protagonist will serve a role similar to that of Helen Lyle, the main character of the original movie.”
Source: Super Bro Movies