Update: Rachel Weisz has also joined the project in an unknown role, Variety reports, who confirm it is the same project previously titled Hubris, detailed below.
Less than a week after his latest picture, Clouds of Sils Maria, premiered to fine notices at Cannes, Olivier Assayas has already made big advances on the next project, which was recently set to star Robert Pattinson. Now, in advance of a fall start, the biggest bit yet has come through: Screen Daily report that Robert De Niro will, too, take a spot on this picture, now known as Idol’s Eye and now referred to as a “sophisticated heist action/thriller.”
Although they say further details are under wraps, signs point toward this being nothing but a new title for his true crime tale, Hubris. In addition to being hosted by the same parties reported on last year — CG Cinema, Bluegrass Films, Film 360, and Emjag Productions — Assayas is to shoot in Chicago (thus marking his domestic debut), where the real-life story of John Mendell and Tony Accardo, the former having unwittingly stolen from the latter (himself a legend), played out. De Niro as Big Tuna, then? If Scorsese can never get The Irishman off and running, it will be another major filmmaker who gets the star into one last mob role — and, in this case, we couldn’t be happier.
Do the actor and director seem like they’d make a good pair? Any thoughts on this project as a whole?
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