Robert De Niro and Robert Pattinson are set to star in director Olivier Assayas’ Idol’s Eye for Benaroya Pictures. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it’s being described as a “sophisticated” heist/action-thriller. Principal photography is scheduled to begin this October in Chicago and Toronto.
Assayas’ current dramatic project, Clouds of Sils Maria starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz, opens December 1st here in the states. De Niro next stars in writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz’s boxing biopic Hands of Stone, while Pattinson next stars in writer-director Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert. Hit the jump for more.
ROBERT PATTINSON AND ROBERT DE NIRO HEADLINE CAST OF ‘IDOL’S EYE’ FROM BENAROYA PICTURES
International Film Trust to handle foreign sales leading into Toronto
Los Angeles, CA (May 27, 2014)— Benaroya Pictures has announced today that they are now on board to produce and finance director Olivier Assayas’ IDOL’S EYE, with a confirmed cast that includes Robert Pattinson and Robert De Niro. Charles Gillibert developed and produced the project with CG Cinema, Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, Film 360’s Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan and Michael Benaroya, with Ben Sachs executive producing for Benaroya Pictures. The film is scheduled to begin principal photography in October in Chicago and Toronto.
The plot elements are currently under wraps, but it has been described as a sophisticated, heist action/thriller.
International Film Trust, which was co-founded by Benaroya, will be handling foreign sales of the title heading into the summer and the Toronto International Film Festival under the helm of IFT President, Christian De Gallegos. CAA, which arranged financing for the film, will represent domestic rights along with WME.
Assayas had the English-language drama CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA playing in competition in Cannes. The film stars Juliette Binoche, Kristin Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz and was produced by Gillibert’s GC Cinema.