Worldview & Lotus Partner on Stephen Gaghan’s CANDY STORE Starring Robert DeNiro And Omar Sy
Worldview Entertainment has signed on to finance and produce the crime thriller, CANDY STORE, starring Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, Jason Clarke and Omar Sy.
Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan will direct from a screenplay he wrote with Shannon Burke. Principal photography will commence in 2014.
CANDY STORE is the story of an undercover agent who begins a new life as a beat cop in Brooklyn, but finds that his past life comes back to haunt him.
Gaghan and Allison Sheamur through Allison Sheamur Productions will produce alongside Worldview CEO, Christopher Woodrow, and COO, Molly Conners and Nicolas Gonda and Ryan Rettig for Ironwood, which is making an investment in the film. Worldview’s Maria Cestone and Sarah E. Johnson and Lotus’s Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel will executive produce alongside Michael G. Macs for Ironwood, Allyn Stewart and Kipp Nelson for Flashlight Films and Suzanne Joskow for Unsupervised.
Lotus will handle international sales and introduce the film to buyers next week at the American Film Market (AFM) while CAA, who packaged and arranged financing for the film, will represent domestic rights.
Lotus is also selling “A Hologram for the King” starring Tom Hanks at AFM. They just wrapped the Anne Hathaway-starrer “Song One” with Worldview and “Maggie”, with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin. Lotus is prepping “Fallen” with Scott Hicks directing and Jeremy Irvine starring in the young-adult novel adaptation.