Remember Animal Kingdom? You know that little Aussie crime thriller that Jacki Weaver was nominated for an Oscar for? It was written and directed by the clever David Michod. Well I’m excited to announce he’s at it again with his latest film The Rover. This is Michôd’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed Animal Kingdom and stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinsonn (you know the vampire dude).
A24 (@A24films)) recently announced the acquisition of David Michôd’s THE ROVER for theatrical release in the U.S. Kudos! The slow-burn thriller is set in the Australian desert in a dangerous and damaged near future. The film was written by Michôd and based on a story conceived by Michôd and Joel Edgerton. THE ROVER was produced by Liz Watts for Porchlight Film and David Linde under his Lava Bear Films banner, along with Michôd. The film also co-stars Scoot McNairy, David Field, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones and Susan Prior. Celebrated Argentinean filmmaker Natasha Braier acted as Director of Photography and Michôd also teamed up again with Animal Kingdom Production Designer, Jo Ford.
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 was shot this spring on location in the deserts of South Australia, and is currently in post-production in Sydney. Village Roadshow will release the film in Australia and New Zealand. THE ROVER’S investment partners include Screen Australia, the South Australian Film Corporation and Screen NSW, and financial partners Fulcrum Media and the Union Bank.
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Can’t wait for The Rover!!