Robert De Niro to Star Opposite Robert Pattinson in 'Idol's Eye'

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French filmmaker Olivier Assayas is directing the heist action-thriller.

Robert De Niro will star opposite Robert Pattinson in Olivier Assayas' Idol's Eye, with Michael Benaroya's Benaroya Pictures coming aboard to finance and produce.

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Assayas -- whose Clouds of Sils Maria played in competition at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival -- is set to begin shooting the heist action-thriller in October in Chicago and Toronto. Plot details are being kept under wraps.

Charles Gillibert developed the project and is producing alongside CG Cinema, Bluegrass Films' Scott Stuber, Film 360's Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan and Benaroya. Ben Sachs is executive producing for Benaroya Pictures. 

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CAA, which arranged financing for the film, will represent domestic rights along with WME. International Film Trust, the foreign sales outfit co-founded by Benaroya, will sell the film internationally.

De Niro is represented by CAA.