Are they hiring actors as they go?
It’s been almost two weeks since the Jordan Peele-produced Candyman remake (directed by Nia DaCosta) began filming in Chicago, but we’re getting a heap of new casting news today. Our friends at Bloody Disgusting announced that the production has enlisted a gaggle of local actors, many with theater experience:
Joining the film’s cast are Brian King (Showtime’s The Chi, Starz!’s Boss), award-winning stage/screen actress Rebecca Spence (Princess Cyd, Public Enemies, Steppenwolf Theatre), Glenview native Kyle Kaminsky (One Night in Hollywood, DriverX), and a trio of Chicago stage veterans — Carl Clemons-Hopkins (Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, Dreamgirls),Cedric Mays (Chicago’s Steppenwolf and Goodman Theatres), and Christiana Clark (Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater).
Also enlisted: Local news anchors Nancy Pender and Pam Jones.
Previously announced Candyman castmembers include: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits) Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Us), and Teyonah Parris (If Beale Street Could Talk). Universal Pictures will distribute Candyman globally with the U.S. release date set for June 12th, 2020.
Still no word on whether OG Candyman, Tony Todd, will be in the new movie.
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