Robert Pattinson's The Rover Gets The Greenlight
Posted on Thu Jul 26, 2012 09:00 AM PDT

rpattinson040412_01_X17crop.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Robert Pattinson's new starring role in the Australian feature film project The Rover has been given the green light.

The movie, produced by Porchlight Films in association with Lava Bear Films, will be directed by Animal Kingdom writer and director David Michod, and will co-star Guy Pearce.

Set in the Australian desert, the movie is a futuristic western based on Eric, who joins forces with injured gang member Rey to hunt down other gang members who stole the last of his possessions.

Screen Australia gave $20 million to production funding, with Film Nation handling international sales and Roadshow Films being the Australian distributor.