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, Juliette Binoche and Chloe Moretz and was produced by Gillibert's GC Cinema.