Worldview Entertainment has come on to finance and produce crime thriller Candy Store starring Robert De Niro, Jason Clarke and Omar Sy. Lotus Entertainment will kick off sales at the AFM.
Stephen Gaghan will direct from a screenplay he wrote with Shannon Burke about an undercover police officer whose life comes back to haunt him when he starts over as a beat cop in Brooklyn.
CAA packaged and arranged financing for the film and will represent North American rights. Principal photography is scheduled to commence in 2014.
Gaghan produces with Allison Sheamur through Allison Sheamur Productions as well as Worldview CEO, Christopher Woodrow and COO Molly Conners as well as Ironwood’s Nicolas Gonda and Ryan Rettig.
Ironwood is making an investment in the film. Worldview’s Maria Cestone and Sarah E Johnson and Lotus co-founders Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel will serve as executive producers with Michael G Macs for Ironwood, Allyn Stewart and Kipp Nelson for Flashlight Films and Suzanne Joskow for Unsupervised.
Earlier this week Screendaily announced that Worldview had come on board to finance and produce crime thriller The Outsider to star Tom Hardy.