Robert Pattinson is assaulted by Guy Pearce in the first photo from The Rover
Now that the TWILIGHT franchise is officially behind us for good, Robert Pattinson can start separating himself from the sparkly vampire façade and start putting more gritty roles on his resume. Today we’re getting a first look at film that will help with that image called THE ROVER. In this film from David Michod (ANIMAL KINGDOM) we follow a man (Robert Pattinson) who goes on a journey across the outback of Australia to find his stolen car which contains something very valuable to him. Obviously Robert Pattinson has annoyed a very dirty and hairy looking Guy Pearce in this photo, so it’ll be interesting to see how all of that plays out when this movie hits theaters.
Directed by David Michod, THE ROVER stars Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce, Scoot McNairy, Samuel F. Lee and Anthony Hayes. There’s still no release date for this drama, but I suspect we can start looking for it sometime next year. (EW)