Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe to Empire!
Save up to 63%
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
We're looking for reporters for the BFI London Film Festival
Movie News

02 October 2015
Final Spectre Trailer Flies In
''I came here to kill you...''
First Image From The New Bridget Jones
Renée Zellweger gets technical
Empire Podcast 181: Anne Hathaway And Robert De Niro
The Intern stars stop by for a chat
Sony Plans An Animated Ghostbusters Film
Toon you gonna call?
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has A New Role In Sight
He's attached to the thriller pitch
More Movie News

02 October 2015
Final Spectre Trailer Flies In
''I came here to kill you...''
Empire Podcast 181: Anne Hathaway And Robert De Niro
The Intern stars stop by for a chat
More Movie News

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
17 July 2017
01 June 2016
01 January 2016
23 October 2015
More Future Films

The Intern (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Everest (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Jurassic World (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Child 44 (2015)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Christoph Waltz Opens Candy Store
Joining Stephen Gaghan's ensemble

15 May 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Last seen bounty hunting through Django Unchained and next week providing voice-menace as the baddie in Epic, Christoph Waltz will shortly be returning to modern times for The Candy Store. The thriller, which Stephen Gaghan wrote and is producing and directing, also has Robert De Niro, Jason Clarke and Omar Sy already on board.

Set in the criminal underworld of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, the film sees Clarke play an ex-covert operative turned beat cop who discovers that the organisation he's dedicated himself to fighting has inveigled its way onto his home turf. On his side against the bad guys is Robert De Niro's disgraced cop, while his antagonists include Sy's international sex-trade "entrepreneur", and now Waltz's mafioso, who's posing as an American suburbanite.

There's also an as-yet uncast "beautiful girl" in there somewhere, and a plan to detonate a nuclear bomb in the middle of Manhattan. So, y'know, just the fate of millions at stake: no biggie.

Gaghan co-wrote the screenplay with Shannon Burke, and the film's coming together via Lionsgate and production company Good Universe. 

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

Cannes 2013: Nicole Kidman's Grace Kelly
Olivier Dahan brings the royal magic
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Jessica Chastain On The Martian
On becoming an astronaut and rescuing Matt Damon AGAIN

My Movie Life: Justin Kurzel
The Macbeth director on how Rocky changed his life and the worst ever date movie

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

Hallowed Ground: Folk Horror In British Film
Ten tales from our island's dark past

All Hail Macbeth! The Scottish Play On Film
By the pricking of our thumbs, ten adaptations this way come(s)

Licence Denied: The Bond Themes You Didn't Get To Hear
A dozen of 007's greatest misses

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)