Hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement of Pattinson’s starring role in espionage thriller Mission:Blacklist, comes even more casting news. The in-demand Brit actor has just landed a role in David Michod’s The Rover.
Written by Michod and based on an idea originating with Michod (and Joel Edgerton), The Rover is about a man (Guy Pearce) who pursues a gang of thieves across the Australian outback after they steal his car and – more importantly – something of great value to him inside that car.
Pattinson, once again plays against the grain and will play one of the thieves who eventually teams up with Pearce’s character against the other thieves. He joins a cast that includes Pearce (Lockout, Prometheus, Memento, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, LA Confidential), and Joel Edgerton (The Odd Life of Timothy Green, The Thing), both of whom appeared in Michod’s critically lauded Animal Kingdom (2001).
With two new films announced in as many days, filming in Vancouver wrapped ahead of Cosmopolis’s imminent showing at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, and Bel Ami opening in U.S theaters on June 8 – these are heady times for Robert Pattinson. From November 16, he will be seen for the last time as Edward Cullen when The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 hits theaters.
Robert Pattinson as Eric Packer in Cosmopolis Trailer #2