According to The Wrap, director Stephen Gaghan has his sights set high for his upcoming film Candy Store. Yesterday, we told you that the director is looking to bring Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington on board and now we’re hearing that he also wants Christoph Waltz to join.
For those unfamiliar with Candy Store, it follows “an elite, highly trained deep-cover operative who loses everything, ultimately disappearing into Brooklyn, where he must start again. He washes up as a beat cop, only to discover the global organization he was dedicated to fighting is also operating in his new backyard.”
Waltz is up for the role of Black Zenga, though no other details were provided on the character. Currently, the actor is only in the discussions stage and this is in no way confirmed. In fact, Pitt and Washington aren’t confirmed either.
Apparently, if Pitt declines, the producers have their eyes on some other top talent. Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Bradley Cooper are all being eyed should Pitt fall through.
Whether Christoph Waltz joins or not, it looks like this is going to be a pretty high profile project, with some very attractive names attached to it.
What do you think? Is Candy Store shaping up to be something that you’d like to see? Do you want to see the trio of Washington, Pitt and Waltz on the big screen?