Double Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is joining the cast of Robert De Niro’s new action thriller, Candy Store.

The film has been written and will be directed by Stephen Gaghan, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, which will also star Jason Clarke and Omar Sy, is set in the criminal underworld of Brooklyn and tells the tale of a former operative who finds out the organisation he fought is now in his backyard. Waltz will play a Cold War consigliere posing as a local.

Lionsgate is set to distribute the film in America with Good Universe managing international sales. They are in Cannes currently promoting the upcoming film.