Robert De Niro Joins Robert Pattinson in Olivier Assayas’ Idol’s Eye Based on the Chicago Mafia [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 2 years ago
Robert De Niro Joins Robert Pattinson in Olivier Assayas’ Idol’s Eye Based on the Chicago Mafia [WATCH VIDEO]

As reported by Variety, the latest addition to the cast of “Idol’s Eye” is Robert De Niro .He has joined the cast alongside Robert Pattinson in the next film from director Olivier Assayas.  While plot details are being kept undisclosed, the film is being described as an action thriller about a heist. It is said to be based on a 2007 Playboy article entitled “Boosting the Big Tuna” by Hillel Levin which is inspired by real-life events. The story follows a gang of habitual criminals who inadvertently rob a porn store backed by Chicago mafia boss Tony Accardo.

Accardo’s Wiki page states that he was also known as “Joe Batters” or “Big Tuna.”  He grew from a petty ruffian to the place of routine boss of the Chicago Outfit also known as the Chicago Mafia, Chicago Mob, or Chicago Syndicate in 1947. He ultimately becomes the final Outfit authority in 1972 until he died on May 22, 1992 at the age of 86 due to congestive heart failure.  Accardo reportedly moved The Outfit into new operations and regions, significantly escalating its command and capital during his term as boss.


By these details, readers can simply imagine that De Niro might be up for the role of the aforementioned mafia boss. This movie could prove a game-changer for Robert Pattinson’s career. Pattinson appears to be doing a great job by taking on more theatrical (“Rover”) and sometimes peculiar (“Maps to the Stars,” “Cosmopolis”) roles.

“Idol’s Eye” is the second flick from Assayas to sign in a Twilight heartthrob in the lead. The director’s “Clouds of Sils Maria” stars Pattinson’s Twilight co-star and on-and-off girlfriend Kristen Stewart.

Benaroya Pictures has come aboard to produce and finance “Idol’s Eye,” which is expected to start production in October 2014 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 the film. International Film Trust will be the representative for foreign sales. CAA, which arranged financing for the film, will represent domestic rights along with WME.

And that’s it for MNG’s movie news about Robert De Niro joining Robert Pattinson in Olivier Assayas’ “Idol’s Eye,” which is based on the Chicago Mafia. For more details coming up about the “Idol’s Eye” and other entertainment news, stay tuned here at  Movie News Guide (MNG).

Check out the video below:

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