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Christoph Waltz Going To Stephen Gaghan's 'Candy Store' With Jason Clarke, Robert De Niro & Omar Sy

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 14, 2013 6:21 PM
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But there's always room for one more, and in this case, it's a project that Waltz has been linked to for the best part of a year; a press release, via Deadline and others report that the Austrian actor has signed on to "Syriana" director Stephen Gaghan's "Candy Store." Waltz was first mentioned for the project back in August '12, when Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Bradley Cooper were all said to be on the project's hitlist.

Casting: Robert De Niro Visits Stephen Gaghan’s ‘Candy Store’; Alicia Vikander Joins Alex Garland's Robot Thriller & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 6, 2013 4:23 PM
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Robert De Niro, Alicia Vikander, Kristen Connolly
Writer/director Stephen Gaghan has given us the scripts to Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic” "Rules of Engagement," and "The Alamo," but turned full-fledged filmmaker with 2005's excellent political drama, "Syriana." He hasn’t directed a film since, but not for want of trying. Gaghan’s been attached to several projects over the years, but for whatever reason, none of them have come to fruition. He may have struck gold with the cast of his his latest, “Candy Store.” The picture already stars “Zero Dark Thirty” star Jason Clarke and Omar Sy (“The Intouchables”), but his latest casting coup is even more impressive; Robert De Niro. The acting legend is joining the cast for a story about an undercover agent (Clarke) who begins a new life as beat cop in Brooklyn, but finds that his past life comes back to haunt him. De Niro plays a former cop who teams up with him to stop the threat that could endanger the city of New York. [Variety]

'Intouchables' Star Omar Sy Joins Stephen Gaghan's 'Candy Store' With Jason Clarke

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2013 5:24 PM
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It looks like Omar Sy is ready to come to America. The French actor is already known to those keeping a pulse on international cinema, emerging as part of the comic duo Omar et Fred, he worked his way into the movies and broke through in a huge way with 2011's smash hit "The Intouchables," which managed to earn him a Best Actor at the Cesars, and roles in Michel Gondry's "Mood Indigo" and "X-Men: Days Of Future Past." And he's continuing to make an impression stateside, booking another role, though one quite different than his other more crowd-pleasing efforts.

'Zero Dark Thirty' Star Jason Clarke Joins Chris Hemsworth In Stephen Gaghan's 'Candy Store'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 28, 2013 9:25 AM
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Those who have been waiting for the next Stephen Gaghan (“Syriana”) film have probably lost their patience by now. It has been almost eight years and his latest project, “Candy Store,” has enough potential big names rumored to be involved it can tantalize you: The project has had Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz all circling or being offered roles with Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Bradley Cooper on various wishlists. But last fall, Chris Hemsworth was the first to check in and now another name has joined him. 

Chris Hemsworth Goes Into Stephen Gaghan's 'Candy Store'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2012 10:52 PM
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Wait, we thought this dude was too busy? Having just dropped CBS Film's "American Assassin" due to "scheduling," this bit of news seems a bit odd. But we suppose the lure of winning with the Oscar-nominated writer of "Traffic" is a lure that's hard to resist. Toss in the potential to work with some bonafide A-listers? We understand.

Hugh Laurie Drops 'RoboCop'; Christoph Waltz Sought For 'Candy Store' With Brad Pitt & Denzel Washington, Plot Details Emerge

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2012 10:38 AM
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Here's a quick update on two movies -- one with an actor leaving, another someone coming on board, so read on below...

Brad Pitt & Denzel Washington Might Walk Into Stephen Gaghan's 'Candy Store'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 23, 2012 5:57 PM
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It has been seven years since writer Stephen Gaghan got behind the camera and delivered "Syriana," and while he has kicked around a variety of projects since, lined up various producing and writing gigs (including doing a polish on M. Night Shymalan's upcoming "After Earth"), there hasn't been much word on a directorial outing. But now comes news of a project bubbling forth, with two heavyweight names eyeing the lead roles.

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