Robert Pattinson and Robert De Niro to Costar in 'Idol's Eye'

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Robert Pattinson is no doubt best known for his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight series of films that thrilled audiences for five years, but that also more or less typecast the actor in his role as a sexy and very handsome vampire. He has gone on to star in a few additional films--most recently The Rover. Now he is receiving what will likely be his biggest break ever on the big screen--alongside Robert De Niro--in an upcoming film called Idol's Eye.

Not a lot is known as of yet about Idol's Eye other than a vague description that calls it “a sophisticated heist action-thriller.” However lots is known about Robert De Niro, including the fact that most everything he touches turns to gold--or at least a nice grade of sterling silver. He has played such a vast variety of roles from Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part II to the hilarious role as Jack Byrnes in Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, and Little Fockers, that he will shine in whatever character he assumes for this new film. And he will no doubt work with Robert Pattinson (De Niro has not only acted, but produced and directed a long list of impressive films) to mold him into a more versatile actor.

Pattinson has long shown great interest in moving far, far away from his role in the Twilight films. He has played some unusual roles in The Rover, Maps to the Stars and in Cosmopolis, too. It's actually quite exciting to imagine him playing opposite Robert De Niro.

Some publications say Idol's Eye was originally titled Hubris, and that not much of the content, but merely the title has changed, since its inception. It has been reported that actress Rachel Weisz, known for her roles in The Bourne Legacy and Oz the Great and Powerful, has also signed on to star in the film.

Robert Pattinson's name was long synonymous with that of Twilight costar Kristen Stewart, who played Edward Cullen's beloved Bella Swan. The two were an item for quite some time until she cheated on him with her Snow White and the Huntsmen director Rupert Sanders. The two went back and forth--dating now and then--since the split. Rob was recently asked during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter about whether or not the two are still in touch these days.

"Oh, yeah," was his rather allusive reply.

Pattinson also talked about his prior roles and he expressed his desire to really prove himself on the big screen.

"I don't know if I've really particularly found my feet as an actor yet," he said. "I have to prove certain things."

Might the role in Idol's Eye opposite Robert De Niro be the catalyst that sends Robert Pattinson well past his vampire persona and straight into Oscars fame? It certainly seems like the components are all there. Waiting on the details and time frame of when this might be released will make for great excitement and anticipation for his droves of adoring fans. They have never given up on their hope that Edward Cullen might one day return in a new Twilight film.

Robert Pattinson, as you can see, has made it very clear that Edward Cullen has seen better days.

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.