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. It’s the second feature from Assayas to feature a Twilight Saga star in the lead following the director’s Clouds of Sils Maria, which recently premiered at Cannes and stars Pattinson’s Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart alongside Juliette Binoche and Chloe Moretz.
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.