It has been announced that Christoph Waltz (‘Django Unchained,’ ‘Inglourious Basterds’) is set to join Jason Clarke (‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Zero Dark Thirty’), Robert De Niro (‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ ‘Raging Bull’), and Omar Sy (‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ ‘The Intouchables’) for Stephen Gaghan’s character-driven action thriller ‘Candy Store.’
Interweaving several storylines set against a dynamic criminal underworld in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, ‘Candy Store’ follows a former covert operative (Clarke) who discovers the organization he was dedicated to fighting is now operating in his new backyard. When he teams up with a disgraced local cop (De Niro), their investigation leads them to an international sex trade entrepreneur (Sy), a Cold War consigliere posing as a typical American suburbanite (Waltz), and a beautiful girl wrapped up in an elaborate threat against Manhattan.
Gaghan will direct and produce from a script he co-wrote with Shannon Burke. Allison Shearmur (‘The Hunger Games’) will produce alongside Gaghan. Joe Drake, Nathan Kahane and Nicole Brown of Good Universe will executive produce alongside Flashlight Films’ Allyn Stewart and Kipp Nelson. Good Universe’s Matt Leonetti will co-produce along with Suzanne Joskow.