After winning an Oscar for writing Traffic, Stephen Gaghan moved into directing with Syriana. Now THR reports that he’s set to go back behind the camera with a crime thriller called Candy Store, which already has some major talent circling.
Denzel Washington and Brad Pitt are in talks to star, although things are still in the early stages at the moment, with no deals signed and both actors just expressing interest at the moment rather than saying they definitely want to do it. They’d certainly make a great pairing though.
THR says ‘Candy Store is described as a “two-hander” crime thriller with meaty roles for the two main characters. A highly trained deep-cover operative starts his life over in Brooklyn as a beat cop only to discover the global organization he was dedicated to fighting also is operating in his new backyard. Jamie Foxx was said to be interested in one of the roles as well.’ There’s no news on when it might shoot.