De Niro stops film shoot to watch US World Cup match

Omar Gonzalez (L) and Nick Rimando of the United States react after being defeated by Germany 1-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014 in Recife, Brazil.  (Jamie McDonald, Getty Images)
Omar Gonzalez (L) and Nick Rimando of the United States react after being defeated by Germany 1-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Jamie McDonald, Getty Images)
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Updated: 6/26 7:39 pm

Production on Robert De Niro's new movie The Intern ground to a halt on Thursday when the Hollywood veteran opted to join a group of strangers at a New York viewing party to cheer on the U.S. soccer team in the World Cup.

The star was filming the new comedy in the Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, and producers attempted to run a cable feed from the roof of a nearby residential building to the street, so the actor could enjoy the match in his trailer.

People in the area were happy to grant the request, but they went one step further and actually invited De Niro to attend a viewing party at a house instead.

One local tells BusinessInsider.com, "We got... (an) email from a neighbor saying he talked to the crew and apparently he found a house of people watching it and joined them."

Filming on The Intern was paused for two hours as De Niro turned in to the World Cup match, which Germany won 1-0. However, the U.S. players' efforts weren't in vain - they still made it through the the knock-out round.

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