The Stephen Gaghan directed crime thriller Candy Store has added Robert De Niro to the cast.

Jason Clarke and Omar Sy headline this story revolving around the Brooklyn underworld. When a former covert ops agent discovers that the organization he has been fighting his whole career has set up shop in his backyard, he joins a former cop to stop a threat that could throw the entire city of New York into danger.

Robert De Niro is set to play the former cop, with Stephen Gaghan (Syriana; Alfie) co-writing the screenplay alongside Shannon Burke. The two previously collaborated on the thriller Abandon.

Lionsgate is distributing the film in the U.S., with shooting to begin soon.

B. Alan Orange