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Robert De Niro & Rachel Weisz Join Robert Pattinson In Oliver Assayas' 'Idol's Eye'

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by Kevin Jagernauth
May 28, 2014 1:34 PM
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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. Haters gonna hate, but anyone with an open mind can't help but be excited by this one.

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 (details here. it was once a project for director Todd Field). 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. Variety adds that Rachel Weisz is also in talks to join the cast.

Taissa Farmiga and Karen Gillan are joining Ethan Hawke and John Travolta (!) in Ti West's "In A Valley Of Violence." The plot will center on "Paul (Hawke), a drifter with nothing to lose who seeks revenge on the thugs who killed his best friend. Farmiga will play a young woman who runs the town’s hotel with her older sister and helps Paul in his quest for vengeance." Hell yeah, sign us up. The actresses will play sisters, with things getting rolling on this one next month. [Deadline/Deadline]

French heartthrob Romain Duris has landed the lead role in a brewing Jean-Jacques Cousteau biopic. Xavier Giannoli will direct the film, titled "Pour vous faire plaisir." Pierre Niney will co-star and filming will begin in August. [Cineuropa]

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8 Comments

  • brou | May 28, 2014 1:49 PMReply

    The Cousteau biopic and the Xavier Gianolli movie are not related. The Cousteau biopic is directed by Jérôme Salle.

  • Betty b | May 28, 2014 7:34 AMReply

    This is Great News :-)

  • Jo | May 28, 2014 5:31 AMReply

    RP has been the subject of so much undeserved negative comments about his personal and professional life that it's great to see so much positive press about him lately. With so many great parts with great directors either already filmed or in his diary, topped with this news about Robert di Niro, his future is assured. The trolls who delight in rubbishing him must be weeping with frustration. BTW I'm delighted that Kristen has had fantastic reviews for Sils Maria - looks like the Twilight 'curse' has definitely been lifted.

  • Guest | May 27, 2014 8:57 PMReply

    Love the sound of this. Remember the story. Very interesting.

  • Guest | May 27, 2014 8:57 PMReply

    Love the sound of this. Remember the story. Very interesting.

  • Drew | May 27, 2014 7:33 PMReply

    It's sad that you feel the need to include "haters gonna hate," in a article like this. I know it's true, but for god's sake, her fans need to lay off, starting now.

    Pattinson has established himself as a good actor, making very smart career choices, and working with the most respected directors and co-stars.

    He's announced that he's single, and he's free to do whatever he likes with whoever he likes. Fools need to move on, get a life, and find another way to spend their time. The rest of us will be very excited to see this film get under way, and look forward to more casting news.

  • Darla | May 27, 2014 7:49 PM

    I think the author is referring to film critics?

  • Keith | May 27, 2014 7:22 PMReply

    That Pattinson guy is doing alright for himself, more than alright. Edward who?. He certainly hasn't reached his peak yet.

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