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Nia DaCosta‘s Candyman Earns R Rating From MPAA

July 22, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

The upcoming Candyman continuation from director Nia DaCosta won’t be cut to teen-friendly horror, earning an R rating from the MPAA. The ratings board has announced that the film is rated R for “Bloody horror violence, and language including some sexual references.”

The film is drected by DaCosta and written by Jordan Peele, who co-produced, and Win Rosenfeld. A “spiritual sequel” to Bernard Rose’s 1992 supernatural horror film, it is still (for now) set to release on October 16th. The film stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, and (reportedly) Tony Todd and is described as follows:

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), 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.

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