Stephen Gaghan hasn’t directed a movie since Syriana in 2005, but now he’s returning with Candy Store. He’s started filling out the cast, as Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) and Omar Sy (The Intouchables) have signed on to star, according to THR.
Candy Store interweaves several storylines set against a criminal underworld of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. A former covert operative (Jason Clarke), discovers the organisation he was dedicated to fighting is now operating in his new backyard. When he teams up with a disgraced local cop, their investigation leads them to a king pimp (Omar Sy), a Cold War consigliere, 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 upcoming Cinderella) will produce alongside Gaghan.