Lakeith Stanfield is rumored to be in line for the lead role in the Jordan Peele-produced Candyman reboot. Film site SuperBroMovies reports that the actor is in talks for the role of a Chicago artist researching the legend of the Candyman. The film is rumored to be a direct sequel to the Tony Todd-starring 1992 original (forgetting that the Candyman sequels ever happened) and will be directed by Nia DaCosta, who helmed indie drama Little Woods.
As Screen Rant points out, Stanfield's character Anthony has the same name as the baby saved at the end of the 1992 original. The actor is well known for his work in both horror and comedy, featuring in Peele's Get Out, Donald Glover's Atlanta (we still can't forget the chilling "Teddy Perkins" episode), the Death Note remake, and dystopian black comedy Sorry to Bother You.
If you haven't seen the original Candyman yet, watch the trailer for the horror classic below and then go say the word "Candyman" five times into a mirror.