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Clarke, Sy teaming for Candy Store

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Suzannah Pearce co-hosted Video Underground with Clint Morris for Melbourne TV. They reunite years later on Moviehole, with Pearce as a critic, news contributor and interviewer.

Australian actor Jason Clarke (“Zero Dark Thirty”) and “Intouchables” scene-stealer Omar Sy are teaming for a Good Universe/Lionsgate two-hander, “Candy Store”. The action-thriller comes from writer/director Stephen Gaghan, of “Traffic” fame.

Press release follows :

Good Universe is partnering with Lionsgate on CANDY STORE, a character-driven action thriller by Academy Award®-winning writer and director Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Syriana). Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and The Great Gatsby) and Omar Sy (The Intouchables, the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past) are starring in the ensemble cast. Lionsgate will distribute in North America. Good Universe will handle international sales and present the film as part of their slate in Cannes.

THE CANDY STORE interweaves several storylines set against a dynamic criminal underworld in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. A former covert operative (Jason 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, their investigation leads them to a king pimp (Omar Sy), a Cold War consigliere, and a beautiful girl wrapped up in an elaborate threat against Manhattan.

Gaghan will direct and produce from a script he co-wrote with Shannon Burke. Allison Shearmur (the upcoming Cinderella) will produce alongside Gaghan. Good Universe’s Joe Drake, Nathan Kahane and Nicole Brown will executive produce alongside Flashlight Films’ Allyn Stewart and Kipp Nelson. Good Universe’s Matt Leonetti will co-produce along with Suzanne Joskow.

Joe Drake and Dan Freedman negotiated the deals for Good Universe and Sean Kisker negotiated for Lionsgate. Stephen Gaghan, Allison Shearmur, Shannon Burke, Jason Clarke and Omar Sy are represented by CAA. Jason Clarke is also represented by Robert Stein Management and attorney Peter Nelson. Omar Sy is also represented by Laurent Gregoire of Adequat.

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Suzannah Pearce co-hosted Video Underground with Clint Morris for Melbourne TV. They reunite years later on Moviehole, with Pearce as a critic, news contributor and interviewer.

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