Oscar-winning scribe lines up his next project.

‘Syriana’ writer-director Stephen Gaghan is set to make the crime thriller ‘Candy Store’ his next directorial effort.

According to THR, the screenplay follows a deep cover operative who restarts his life by becoming a beat cop in Brooklyn, only to discover “the global organization he was dedicated to fighting is also operating in his new backyard.”

The project, penned by Gaghan (‘After Earth,’ ‘Traffic’), has gained the attention of Hollywood’s A-listers and reportedly has Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington in talks for the lead roles, with Jamie Foxx also believed to be eyeing a role.