Jordan peel has reportedly tapped actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the lead in his upcoming 'Candyman' reboot.
If he looks familiar, he should. Abdul-Matten starred as disco-loving thug Cadillac in Hip-Hop series Netflix’s 'The Get Down' as well as the movie blockbuster, 'Aquaman.' He also has his plate full as he will star in Peele’s forthcoming horror click, 'Us.' as well as HBO's 'Watchmen' series.
The reboot will revisit the neighborhood where the legend began: the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood, per Variety.
"The similarity between comedy and horror is the importance of pacing," Peele told AJC last year.
"In both genres you have to build tension and release it very strategically. Everything I learned in my comedy career really came in handy."