First trailer for thriller The Rover with Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson

The first teaser trailer for the David Michôd Aussie thriller THE ROVER has arrived. Starring Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, and Scoot McNairy, the "MAD MAX-esque" thriller is scripted by Michôd and actor Joel Edgerton who previously worked together on the crime pic ANIMAL KINGDOM, which has gained a bit of a cult following of late, building the anticipation of THE ROVER that much more. From the looks of it, the film will likely gather a similar following if it delivers on what may be a cool, gritty thriller.

Take a look:

Here's the synopsis:

A loner tracks the gang who stole his car from a desolate town in the Australian outback with the forced assistance of a wounded guy left behind in the wake of the theft.

I've yet to see ANIMAL KINGDOM, but it's on my list. Pearce is always watchable and the post-apocalyptic setting should add a nice layer of tension. Most eyes will be on Pattinson to see if he's shed his TWILIGHT persona in favor of something more appealing to mass audiences. After a decent turn in David Cronenberg's COSMOPOLIS, this could very well be the film that helps distance him from the stigma of the tween franchise and put him on a new path. We'll see.

THE ROVER starts roving into theaters summer 2014 (no exact date set yet).

Source: A24 Films



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