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ReelChicago.com is confirming the news we reported last monthRobert Pattinson will shoot Idol’s Eye in Chicago in October.

Idol’s Eye is based on the true story of notorious Chicago mob boss Tony (Big Tuna) Accardo. Robert De Niro has also joined the movie and will play Accardo, while Pattinson will portray burglar John Mendell, a respectable machine shop owner in Lincolnwood, IL who was secretly the ringleader of a gang of thieves.

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During an interview at the Cannes Film Festival this week Robert Pattinson revealed he will be shooting Olivier Assayas’s Idol’s Eye this fall.

Pattinson described the film as “a gangster movie. It’s a true story about … some thieves who rob a porn store without realizing it’s a mafia front in the late 70s.” He added, “The script is amazing.”

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The indie thriller A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island will begin a four week shoot in Chicago later this month.

The movie will bring together Glee’s Dianna Agron and Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick along with Minnie Driver, John Leguizamo, Frank Grillo, and Maggie Q.

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A couple of weeks ago we started hearing reports that the Transformers: Age Of Extinction crew was dressing an old building on Damen Ave in Chicago with Chinese characters and were planning to blow it up.

Now, according to a recent press release, it looks like the explosion will be filmed this weekend.

The notice reports a Paramount movie will be using an exploding fireball and other pyrotechnics for a scene that will cause traffic disruptions around 29th and Damen, the Stevenson Expressway and along Ashland Avenue in Chicago.

“Stunts involving pyrotechnics including controlled explosions and a visible fireball will be part of several scenes,’’ the release reads.

The action is set to take place on Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to midnight.

You can read all of the details below:

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In case you’ve missed the latest Transformers 4: Age of Extinction news, they will be spending the weekend filming along LaSalle in Chicago, and we’ve heard they’ve also set up shop at 1350 W. Monroe St for filming taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5.

UPDATE: Signs were also distributed for filming taking place Thursday, Sept. 5 at 12:00 AM to Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 11:59 PM on Chestnut St, Noble St, Elizabeth St and Eckhart Park.

Below is the complete information for the LaSalle shoot, too.

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Despite it being a holiday weekend, production on Transformers 4 is full swing through Sunday.

Check out the street closures (i.e. filming locations) that begin in Chicago today and run through Sunday.

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Here’s a look at what’s filming on location on August 17 & 18, 2013:

Courting Chaos is filming at 620 S Main St, Los Angeles on Saturday (4:00 AM – 3:00 PM).

The Vatican Tapes is filming at 1020 E 4th St and E 4th St, Mateo St – S Anderson St, Los Angeles on Saturday (5:00 AM – 10:00 PM).

Jupiter Ascending is filming at Washington and Dearborn, Chicago on Saturday (4:00 AM – 7:00 AM) at Wells St. “L” Train in Chicago (4:00 AM – 7:00 AM) on Sunday, and 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago (4:00 PM – 9:00 PM) on Sunday.

Jack Ryan is filming on Water Street in NYC on Saturday. (Thanks @nycdowntowndiva)

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