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Man, thinks are not going to end well for David Michod’s “The Rover,” his follow-up to the critically acclaimed film “Animal Kingdom.” “The Rover” stars Guy Pearce as a road weary Mad Max type (but, er, in a dress shirt and slacks) who loses his car, gets mighty pissed over it (though of course it’s not really about the car, I suspect), and tries to get it back. He does it violently. Bloodbath and shootouts commence. Yay!
Check out a new trailer for “The Rover,” along with two new character posters featuring Pearce and co-star Robert Pattinson sans sparkling glitter below, check it outers.
THE ROVER, David Michod’s highly anticipated follow-up to ANIMAL KINGDOM, is set in a world 10 years following the collapse of society. The rule of the law has disintegrated and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric (Pearce) as he travels the desolate towns and roads of the outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind a 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 still matters to him. Michod also wrote the film based on a story he conceived with Joel Edgerton.
Starring Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy, David Field, Tawanda Manyimo, Jamie Fallon, and Anthony Hayes.
Opening in New York and Los Angeles this June 13th, then nationwide on June 20th.