Now free from finished with the Twilight series, Robert Pattinson is making some interesting project choices. He’s got the incredibly promising David Cronenberg thriller Cosmopolis set to open this year, just yesterday he signed on to star as the military investigator who spearheaded the capture of Saddam Hussein in Mission: Blacklist, and now comes word that he’s in talks to star in the thriller Rover. Variety reports that Pattinson and Guy Pearce are in negotiations to star in the pic, which centers on a man (Pearce) who “after having his car stolen by a group of men pursues them through the wild and rugged outback.” Hit the jump for more.
Pearce is nearly always aces (he sent chills down my spine in the trailer for Lawless), but Pattinson is really coming into his own following the Twilight films. Edward is a one-note character that didn’t give Pattinson much to do other than brood, but the actor looks like he’s having a blast and really stretching his chops in Cosmopolis, and the pedigree of talent involved with Rover is promising. Animal Kingdom director David Michod is set to helm, and he wrote the script based on an idea he hatched with Animal Kingdom star Joel Edgerton.
As for Pearce, he’ll be seen this year in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, as well as the aforementioned Lawless. If those two enticing projects weren’t enough, he recently entered negotiations to take a role in Shane Black’s upcoming sequel, Iron Man 3.