Robert De Niro Enters the Candy Store

“De Niro will play the cop”

No stranger to the world of cops and criminals,Robert De Niro has signed on join the cast of the Good Universe and Lionsgate co-production Candy Store, Variety reports. The film arrives from Academy Award-winning writer and director Stephen Gaghan (TrafficSyriana), who will both direct and co-wrote with Shannon Burke. Excited enough ?Candy Store interweaves several storylines set against a dynamic criminal underworld in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. A former covert operative (Clarke), discovers the organization he was dedicated to fighting is now operating in his new backyard. When he teams up with a disgraced local cop (De Niro), their investigation leads them to a king pimp (Sy), a Cold War consigliere, and a beautiful girl wrapped up in an elaborate threat against Manhattan.