Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
David Yates Up For Fantastic Beasts
Harry Potter veteran director in talks for spin-off
New Nightcrawler Trailer Arrives
Jake Gyllenhaal: creepy cub reporter
Shane Black Unleashes The Destroyer
He's on to direct an adventure book adaptation
New Trailer For Annabelle
A second look at the Conjuring spin-off
Steven Spielberg Plans Minority Report TV Series
While The Devil's Advocate also heads for small screens
First Teaser For The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death
She never left...
David Gordon Green Says Our Brand Is Crisis
He's reportedly set to direct Sandra Bullock in the political film
Podcast #125: Luc Besson, Marion Cotillard
Vive la France!
Akiva Goldsman In Talks To Rewrite The Ring 3D
He may tackle the new horror script
Christian Bale Set For Jungle Book: Origins
Naomie Harris, Cate Blanchett and more also aboard
Nicolas Cage In New Outcast Trailer
It ends in blood...
Exclusive: Nicholas Rowe To Cameo In Mr Holmes
Young Sherlock will appear 'alongside' Ian McKellen's Old Sherlock
New Screenwriter For Chaos Walking
Jamie Linden replaces Charlie Kaufman
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
14 August 2014
David Ayer's Fury To Close The BFI London Film Festival
Leicester Square prepares for Shermination on October 19
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Fury
24 October 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
12 Years A Slave (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Counsellor (2013)
Empire Star Rating
2 Guns (2013)
Empire Star Rating
World War Z (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Flight (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Brad Pitt May Visit Candy Store
Denzel Washington also circling

23 August 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Brad Pitt May Visit Candy Store

No, Candy Store is not the developing Candy Land film with a new title. Nor is it the sequel to Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. Instead, it’s the new film from Syriana writer-director Stephen Gaghan and one that is attracting interest from the likes of Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington. So probably not a story about the delights of sugary treats, then.

Lionsgate is backing the movie, which apparently has solid roles for two leading men. The story follows a highly trained deep-cover operative who finally returns to a more normal life as a beat cop on Brooklyn only to discover that the global criminal organisation he was infiltrating is operating in his new backyard. Naturally, he starts taking the fight to them once more.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Pitt and Washington are still considering the roles and no deals have been made yet. But given Gaghan’s history, you’ve got to figure they’ll be seriously interested.

Gaghan has most recently been doing script work for other people, including on M Night Shyamalan’s latest, After Earth, and thriller Dead Spy Running. But he’s also been developing several projects to direct, with Candy Store the one that appears to be coming together fastest.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Wes Ball Finds Maze Runner
Dystopian film locks in new director
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Gamescom 2014: The 10 Most Exciting Games
Zombies! Guns! Tombs! Sheep! Watch the trailers right here...

Who Is Mack Bolan? Your Guide To Cinema's New Action Man
As Bradley Cooper lines up to star as the hero, here's your handy guide to his story so far

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Lists Of Our Lifetime: Empire's 25 Greatest Battles
From smalltime scraps to epic struggles, these are the conflicts that have stunned cinema since 1989

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)