A24 Films announced today that they picked up the domestic distribution rights to David Michôd’s The Rover which stars Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce. Michôd’s previous work is the critically-acclaimed Animal Kingdom. The story for The Rover was conceived by Michôd and Joel Edgerton.
“THE ROVER is set in a world ten years following the collapse of the western economic system, where Australia’s mineral resources have drawn the desperados and dangerous to its shores. With society in decline, the rule of law has disintegrated and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric (Pearce), who travels the desolate towns and roads of the Australian outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind the wounded Rey (Pattinson) in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that matters to him.”
The film also stars Scoot McNairy, David Field, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones, and Susan Prior.
No release date has been set yet. The film is still in post-production.
Source: A24 Films
by Sarah Ksiazek