Stephen Gaghan to Direct Candy Store with Pitt and Washington?

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Writer/director Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) will reportedly next direct Candy Store at Lionsgate. The crime thriller has Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington circling to star.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Candy Store is described as a “two-hander” crime thriller with meaty roles for the two main characters. A highly trained deep-cover operative starts his life over in Brooklyn as a beat cop only to discover the global organization he was dedicated to fighting also is operating in his new backyard. Jamie Foxx was said to be interested in one of the roles as well.”

Gaghan, who won an Oscar for writing Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic, also worked on the script for M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth, opening in theaters on June 7, 2013.

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