Pearce Points Pistol at Pattinson in New Picture

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Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in The Rover
Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in The Rover

The above first picture from The Rover, a near future thriller from Animal Kingdom director David Michod starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson has premiered, giving you a look at just how down in the dirt this pic is going to get.

Michod penned the screenplay with Joel Edgerton and the film is set in the Australian desert in a dangerous and damaged near future.

Pearce plays Eric who is on the road, having left everything, everyone and every semblance of human kindness behind him. And then he has his last possession stolen by a gang of dangerous criminals and sets off on a ruthless mission to track them down, forced along the way to enlist the help of Rey (Pattinson), the naïve and injured junior member of the gang who was left behind in the bloody chaos of the gang’s most recent robbery.

Scoot McNairy (Argo, Killing Them Softly) co-stars as Rey’s brother.

Michod, talking with EW said, “You put cars in the desert in Australia and people are going to think of Mad Max, and with all due respect to that film — and I stress that — I think The Rover is going to be way more chillingly authentic and menacing.”

The Rover does not yet have a domestic distributor, but will likely appear at a film festival down the line.

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