CAST: Robert DeNiro Joins Robert Pattinson In ‘Idol’s Eye’



In May of 2014, Robert DeNiro joined Robert Pattinson to star in Olivier Assayas’ Idol’s Eye.

From Deadline:

Robert De Niro has joined the cast of Idol’s Eye alongside Robert Pattinson. The plot of the next film from director Olivier Assayas is being kept under wraps, but it’s described as a sophisticated heist action-thriller.


Benaroya Pictures has come aboard to produce and finance Idol’s Eye, which is expected to start production in October in Chicago and Toronto. Charles Gillibert developed and produced Idol’s Eye with CG Cinema, Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, Film 360’s Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan and Michael Benaroya. Ben Sachs is executive producing. International Film Trust will be repping foreign sales. CAA, which arranged financing for the film, will represent domestic rights along with WME.

The Playlist:

After notching David Cronenberg, David Michod, Werner Herzog and Anton Corbijn under his belt, Robert Pattinson is now gearing up to work on screen opposite a bonafide legend.

Robert De Niro has joined Pattinson in “Clouds Of Sils Maria” director Olivier Assayas’ next film. Though plot details are said to be kept under wraps, recent reports reveal this one is based on a 2007 Playboy article called “Boosting The Big Tuna” by Hillel Levin and is inspired by actual events. The story follows a bunch of regular criminals who accidentally rob a porn store backed by Chicago mafia boss Tony Accardo. No word yet on either Pattinson or De Niro’s roles in what’s being described as a sophisticated heist action-thriller, but filming will begin in October with production to take place in Chicago and Toronto.

The Film Stage:

Screen Daily report that Robert De Niro will, too, take a spot on this picture, now known as Idol’s Eye and now referred to as a “sophisticated heist action/thriller.”
Assayas is to shoot in Chicago (thus marking his domestic debut), where the real-life story of John Mendell and Tony Accardo, the former having unwittingly stolen from the latter (himself a legend), played out.