THR has revealed that Sylvester Stallone is replacing his Cop Land co-star Robert De Niro in director Olivier Assayas’ (Personal Shopper) heist thriller Idol’s Eye, where he’ll star alongside Robert Pattinson (Twilight) and Rachel Weisz (The Light Between Oceans).
The film sees Pattinson as “a thief who unknowingly steals a blue diamond from Chicago mob boss Tony Accardo (Stallone), setting off a war between the two men as they both try to keep one step ahead of the FBI.”
Idol’s Eye becomes the third upcoming mob role for Stallone, who is also attached to the Gregory Scarpa biopic Scarpa, along with the TV movie Omerta, which is based upon the Mario Puzo novel. He’s also set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe next year with a mystery role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.