27 February 2013 9:05 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

He may not have scored an Oscar nomination for his work in Zero Dark Thirty, but between that and Lawless, Jason Clarke certainly helped his career last year. You can tell from the many jobs he’s now either taken or is mulling, including a high-profile part in Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, and the role he’s just locked in, the lead in Stephen Gaghan’s long gestating Candy Store.A new script written by Gaghan that he aims to direct, Candy Store follows a highly trained deep-cover operative who decides to swap the high-stakes world for a more normal existence as a Brooklyn beat cop.But even when he does, he discovers the global criminal organisation he’d been infiltrating is operating in his new backyard. So of course he starts taking the fight to them.Gaghan has been trying to get the project off the ground for a while now, »


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