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 (Traffic, Syriana), 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.