Clarke, Sy Open Gaghan’s “Candy Store”

Jason Clarke (“Zero Dark Thirty”) and Omar Sy (“The Intouchables”) are teaming on Stephen Gaghan’s action thriller “Candy Store” for Good Universe and Lionsgate.

The project interweaves several storylines set against a dynamic criminal underworld in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach.

Clarke plays a former covert operative (Clarke) who discovers the organization 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 (Sy), a Cold War consigliere, and a beautiful girl wrapped up in an elaborate threat against Manhattan.

Gaghan co-wrote the script with Shannon Burke and will direct. Allison Shearmur and Gaghan will produce.

Source: Lionsgate