Christoph Waltz Joins Robert De Niro in 'Candy Store'

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Stephen Gaghan wrote the script and is directing the action thriller.

Christoph Waltz, last seen training Jamie Foxx in the ways of bounty hunting in Django Unchained, is joining the cast of Stephen Gaghan’s action thriller Candy Store.

Good Universe and Lionsgate are behind the movie project, which so far has attracted a cast that includes Jason Clarke, Robert De Niro and Omar Sy.

Lionsgate will distribute in North America. Good Universe is handling international sales and presenting the film as part of their slate in Cannes.

The story is set in the criminal underworld of Brooklyn and follows a former operative who discovers the global organization he fought is now in his backyard.

He teams up with a disgraced local cop (De Niro) to investigate, running afoul of an international sex trade entrepreneur (Sy), a Cold War consigliere posing as a typical American suburbanite (Waltz), and a beautiful girl, uncovering a plan to detonate a nuclear bomb in Manhattan.

Gaghan will direct and produce from a script he co-wrote with Shannon Burke. Gaghan is also producing, along with Allison Shearmur.

Good Universe’s Joe Drake, Nathan Kahane and Nicole Brown are executive producing alongside Flashlight Films’ Allyn Stewart and Kipp Nelson.

Good Universe’s Matt Leonetti will co-produce along with Suzanne Joskow.

Waltz is represented by ICM Partners.