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Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson to possibly join Australian thriller Rover

May. 4, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg
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David Michod

David Michôd is the name of the guy who wrote and directed the fantastic and gripping Australian crime flick ANIMAL KINGDOM, meaning that David Michôd is a name you should learn right quick.  And this is the perfect opportunity, as his next project is certainly moving along with the possible casting of Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson. 

This would be a reunion for Michôd and Pearce as they worked together on ANIMAL KINGDOM, though ROVER would give Pearce the chance to do much more than merely have a supporting role as he would play "a man who pursues a group of men who stole his car through the wild and rugged Australian Outback."  Pattinson meanwhile would play one of the thieves in question.  ROVER was written by Michôd, and is based on an original idea that he had with his ANIMAL KINGDOM star Joel Edgerton.

Of course I'm immediately wondering if there is more to this story than meets the eye - is there something special about/in the car that makes it worth the journey for Pearce, or is his dilemma more just that he's pissed the hell off and doesn't want to die by being stranded in the often-unforgiving Outback? Definitely more on this as we hear it.

Guy Pearce in Animal Kingdom

Extra Tidbit: For whatever it is worth, ANIMAL KINGDOM was a favorite of Tarantino's in 2010. Also, I really hope that Pearce's car in ROVER is a Land Rover.
Source: Variety

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1:21PM on 05/04/2012
I hope it's just a simple pissed and trying to survive type ordeal. I can imagine a lot of opportunities if there isn't some McGuffin beyond just a stolen car, because special plot devices are the realm of escapism entertainment, and movies like "Animal Kingdom" and "The Square" are films I admire for the way they make everything feel uncomfortably familiar and mundane before pulling the rug out.
I hope it's just a simple pissed and trying to survive type ordeal. I can imagine a lot of opportunities if there isn't some McGuffin beyond just a stolen car, because special plot devices are the realm of escapism entertainment, and movies like "Animal Kingdom" and "The Square" are films I admire for the way they make everything feel uncomfortably familiar and mundane before pulling the rug out.
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3:25PM on 05/04/2012
I really wanted to like Animal Kingdom but it did very little for me.

Nevertheless it had some good moments and Rover definitely sounds interesting.
I really wanted to like Animal Kingdom but it did very little for me.

Nevertheless it had some good moments and Rover definitely sounds interesting.
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