First Look: Robert Pattinson in ‘The Rover’


robertpattinson-rover-031313Robert Pattinson is trading in the werewolves and vampires for some adventure and the Outback in his latest movie The Rover!

The first image for the film was released today via EW and it looks like Robert has gotten himself into a sticky situation.

The Rover is set in the Australian desert in a dangerous and dysfunctional near future. Eric (Guy Pearce) has left everything and every semblance of human kindness behind him. When his last possession, his car, is stolen by a gang of dangerous criminals, Eric sets off to track them down and is forced along the way to enlist the help of Reynolds, the naive member of the gang left behind in the bloody chaos of the gang’s most recent escape.

Robert plays a denizen of the Outback in the near future, after a worldwide financial collapse has sent many like him running to the still viable mines of the Australian desert.

“The basic story is really quite elemental,” says director David Michôd. “You’ve got a really dark, dangerous, murderous person in Guy’s character, and in Rob’s character you have a quite troubled and damaged, but beautiful and naïve, soul.”

For more on The Rover, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday.

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