Variety is reporting that Robert De Niro has signed on join the cast of the crime thriller Candy Store. Good Universe and Lionsgate are co-producing the film with Academy Award-winning writer and director Stephen Gaghan behind the camera. Gaghan will co-write the film along with Shannon Burke. De Niro will join a cast that already includes Jason Clarke and Omar Sy.
Candy Store interweaves several storylines set against a dynamic criminal underworld in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. A former covert operative (Clarke), discovers the organization he was dedicated to fighting is now operating in his new backyard. When he teams up with a disgraced local cop (De Niro), their investigation leads them to a king pimp (Sy), a Cold War consigliore, and a beautiful girl wrapped up in an elaborate threat against Manhattan.
No release date has been set for Candy Store as yet.