After his Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained double whammy, Christoph Waltz will now have to see if he can win an Oscar for a movie that isn’t directed by Quentin Tarantino. Perhaps The Candy Store will be that film, which he’s just signed up to appear in, according to Variety.
He joins Robert De Niro, Jason Clarke and Omar Sy in the movie, from Academy Award-winning writer and director Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Syriana).
The Candy Store interweaves several storylines set against the backdrop of the criminal underworld in 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 (Robert De Niro), their investigation leads them to an international sex trade entrepreneur (Omar Sy), a Cold War consigliere posing as a typical American suburbanite (Christoph 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. Shooting kicks off in the next couple of months.