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Jordan Peele Explains Why He Chose Not to Direct Candyman

April 15, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Jordan Peele is producing and wrote the new Candyman film, but isn’t directing it and in a new interview he discussed why. Peele spoke with Empire and explained that he is too connected to the original to properly take on the spiritual sequel.

“I was working on Us when this would have happened,” Peele said. “But quite honestly, Nia is better to shoot this than I am. I’m way too obsessed with the original tales in my head. I probably wouldn’t be any good. But Nia has a steady manner about her which you don’t see a lot in the horror space. She’s refined, elegant, every shot is beautiful. It’s a beautiful, beautiful movie. I’m so glad I didn’t mess it up.”

The film stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo & Tony Todd & Vanessa Estelle Williams and is set to release on September 25th.

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