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‘Candyman’ Reboot: Michael Hargrove is Sherman Fields in New Image from Nia DaCosta’s Spiritual Sequel



Sherman Fields is Candyman in New Image from Nia DaCosta’s Sequel

As revealed this past Monday, actor Michael Hargrove portrays the Sherman Fields version of Candyman (read about him here) in writer/director Nia DaCosta’s spiritual sequel, and today we have a better look at character in a brand new image courtesy of BD.

Here’s the official synopsis for Candyman:

“For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.

With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.”

The film also stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Vanessa Williams, and Tony Todd.

Hargrove sure looks sinister as the Sherman Fields version of Candyman. You can take a good look for yourself below.

So what do you think of the creepy new image? Have you read the story of Sherman Fields? As usual, you can sound off down in our comments section below this article to let us know.

Candyman hooks its way into theatres worldwide on August 27th.

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