Robert, meet Robert.

Robert De Niro is set to join Robert Pattinson in "Idol's Eye," a "sophisticated heist action/thriller" from director Olivier Assayas, who most recently helmed the Cannes drama "Clouds of Sils Maria" with Pattinson's "Twilight" co-star Kristen Stewart (review). Plot details for the film, which is set to begin shooting in Chicago and Toronto in October, are being kept under wraps at this time.

De Niro last appeared in the boxing comedy "Grudge Match" opposite Sylvester Stallone and Kevin Hart. Coming up he'll be seen in "Hands of Stone" co-starring Edgar Ramirez, Usher and Ellen Barkin.

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A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.