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Robert Pattinson to be in David Michod's "The Rover"
It was just announced yesterday that he will be the lead in Mission: Blacklist and now he is in negotiations for this film as well:
Variety did learn that the story will follow a man hunting for his stolen car, which he desperately wants back because of what’s lurking within it. So a crime spin on Dude, Where’s My Car?then?
Update: Guy Pearce will be the lead in Rover, but Rob is in talks to play a role in it. Nothing is confirmed as of yet.
Update: CONFIRMED, Rob will play a character named “Reynolds”
“He did not start with the idea of this near-future, but with the enigmatic, shifting relationship between the two central characters. He wrote the role of Eric for Pearce, but did not start thinking about Pattinson until they met in Los Angeles. He had not - and still has not - seen any of the Twilight films, but had been told that Pattinson was interesting. He found Pattinson was ''really smart, and not the sort of pretty boy I was expecting. As soon as it was time to start testing… he was my first choice, by a long way.'' David Michod, talking about Rob's casting for the Rover”—Australia’s Sunday Morning Herald via RPlife
Robert Pattinson to Star in The Rover
TheInSneider has tweeted that Robert Pattinson is in talks to star in David Michod’s The Rover.
It’s been a big 24 hours for Robert Pattinson.
Gossip Cop has confirmed that the Twilight star has joined The Rover, a film that follows one man’s pursuit through the Australian Outback of the men who stole his car.
His rep confirms the casting to Gossip Cop.
Pattinson will play a character named Reynolds in director David Michod’s movie, which is set in the near future.
Late Wednesday, it was announced that Pattinson will star in Mission: Blacklist.
Robert Pattinson has joined David Michod’s The Rover. Pattinson, best known for his Edward role in the Twilight franchise, will play the character of Reynolds in the film. The film in the near future as one man relentless pursues his men who stole his car through the wild and rough Australian outback. Guy Pearce will also star in The Rover. Tory Metzger and David Linde’s Lava Bear are producing the film. Pattinson is repped by WME, 3Arts, and Curtis Brown.
Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to star in David Michod’s “Rover”.
After plugging away for years with shorts and other jobs, director David Michôd burst onto the wider cinematic scene in 2010 (though it arrived over here last year) with excellent rites-of-passage thriller Animal Kingdom. We’ve been waiting to see what he’d do next, feature-wise, and he’s locked in his follow-up directing job, The Rover. While Michôd will write and direct, the idea for the movie came from an idea he put together with Kingdom star Joel Edgerton, who’s no slouch in the scribbling department either. While few details have leaked yet, Variety did learn that the story will follow a man hunting for his stolen car, which he desperately wants back because of what’s lurking within it. So a crime spin on Dude, Where’s My Car? then? Though he hasn’t picked up the megaphone himself since Kingdom, Michôd’s kept busy, co-writing the short film Bear with Joel’s brother Nash Edgerton, which won acclaim at this year’s Sundance Fest. He’s also scheduled to contribute a piece of portmanteau pic Sydney Unplugged.
Another crime story. More from the twisted Australian mind(s) that brought us the brilliant crime drama Animal Kingdom next comes The Rover, a drama set to star Joel Edgerton, who has become quite a well-known actor since appearing in David Michod’s Animal Kingdom in 2010. Variety reports on the news, saying David Michod has “finally settled on his follow-up” to Animal Kingdom, writing/directing this film, supposedly about “a man on a mission to retrieve his stolen car, which contains something invaluable to him.” Rather vague. The project has producers and everything, with a production start date in Oz this fall.
The Rover, written and directed by David Michôd, is produced by David Linde’s Lava Bear and Porchlight Films. Linde will produce for Lava Bear, Liz Watts will produce for Porchlight; Tory Metzger will oversee. Michod is part of Blue-Tongue Films, which includes Joel Edgerton’s brother Nash, Spencer Susser and Kieran Darcy-Smith. Not much else is really known about this Rover project yet, but I was a huge fan of Animal Kingdom, one of my underrated favorites of that year. I’m looking forward to seeing this follow-up, and what exactly it is, plus who else he gets in the cast (like Teresa Palmer)! Stay tuned for more updates.