CAST: Robert Pattinson will play John Mendell in Olivier Assayas’ Idol’s Eye

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In May it was revealed by Olivier Assays that Robert Pattinson was cast in Idol’s Eye and Rob confirmed his involvement in an interview at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Robert Pattinson, 28, has landed a role in Olivier Assayas‘ gangster film “Idol’s Eye.”

Although news of the casting was first revealed by Assayas via Les InRocks last week, Pattinson confirmed his involvement in an interview with La Nouvel Observateur whilst at the Cannes International Film Festival earlier this week.

“It’s a true story about this guy — thieves who rob a porn store without realizing it’s a mafia front place in the late ’70s,” says Pattinson of the film. “The script’s amazing. I just finished reading the script of it — It’s really incredible.”