September 10, 2014 1:06 pm

Pattinson, DeNiro to film ‘Idol’s Eye’ in Toronto

Robert Pattinson, pictured in Toronto on Sept. 9, 2014 and Robert DeNiro, pictured on Sept. 8, 2014.

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TORONTO — Two of the world’s most famous Roberts — Pattinson and DeNiro — will be in Toronto next month.

The actors are scheduled to co-star in Idol’s Eye, which is shooting in the city from Oct. 22 to mid-December.

Additional scenes will be filmed in Chicago.

The action-thriller, directed by French filmmaker Olivier Assayas, is about thieves who encounter problems when they try to rob a pawn shop.

DeNiro, 71, and Pattinson, 28, are joined in the cast by Rachel Weisz.

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Idol’s Eye will be the fourth film Pattinson has made in Toronto. The Twilight star wrapped the biopic Life earlier this year and also made 2014’s Maps to the Stars and 2012’s Cosmopolis in the city.

DeNiro made the 2004 drama Godsend in and around Toronto.

Weisz worked on 2011’s Dream House in Toronto — where she fell in love with co-star Daniel Craig. The two were married several months after production ended.

Also filming in Toronto beginning next month is Spotlight, which stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup and Toronto resident Rachel McAdams.

Directed by Thomas McCarthy, it tells the true story of how a team of reporters at the Boston Globe uncovered the child abuse scandal in the city’s Catholic Archdiocese.

Cameras are set to roll on Spotlight from Oct. 6 to Nov. 2.

Toronto recently played host to Pixels, a big-budget action comedy starring Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Kevin James and Peter Dinklage.

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