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Why David Michôd Steered Clear of Hollywood to Shoot 'The Rover' with Pearce and Pattinson (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

After Oscar-nominated "Animal Kingdom" hit Hollywood, Australian director David Michod was the talk of the town, doing rounds of meetings and reading stacks of scripts. One day he told his agents: "I want to stop reading, I'm not getting any work done." That film, which debuted at Cannes as a midnight movie, is the stark and violent suspense thriller "The Rover," shot with Guy Pearce and Rob Pattinson in the searing heat of the Australian outback.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 13, 2014 5:27 PM
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'The Rover' Cinematographer Talks Filming Pearce and Pattinson--"he's a natural" (VIDEO)

The Rover," the Australian dystopian crime drama from director David Michod ("Animal Kingdom") is a fascinating cross between a western and neo-noir. And the pairing of Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson is an intense psychological study of abuser and enabler. For Argentinian cinematographer Natasha Braier ("The Milk of Sorrow," "XXY"), this is a breakthrough movie. Shot on film in the hot outback, she helps convey a hostile environment where survival has put humanity on hold.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • June 13, 2014 2:36 PM
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Guy Pearce Joins Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult in Dystopian Romance 'Equals'

Yes, we have another dystopian movie coming up. In Drake Doremus's romance "Equals," Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult play young lovers in a romance written by Nathan Parker, set in a society where emotions have supposedly been eradicated. Just ahead of the stateside opening of David Michôd's Cannes hit "The Rover," Guy Pearce ("Memento") is joining Stewart and Hoult.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 12, 2014 1:16 PM
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Rob Pattinson Stars in Two Cannes Entries: 'Map to the Stars' and 'The Rover' (NEW TRAILER, POSTERS)

Aussie director David Michod's apocalyptic thriller "The Rover," starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, was announced as part of the Cannes lineup this morning (though not part of the competition), and distributor A24 has timed the release of a new trailer and character posters for the film, which has a June 13 limited stateside release.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 17, 2014 1:01 PM
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Brad Pitt to Star in David Michôd's 'The Operators'

Plan B and New Regency teamed up on Oscar-winning "12 Years a Slave" and now are developing a starring vehicle for Plan B's Brad Pitt. Australian writer-director David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom”) will follow upcoming "The Rover" (A24 summer trailer below), starring Guy Pearce and Rob Pattinson, with Afghanistan military expose "The Operators."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 14, 2014 12:45 PM
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Review: Drake Doremus's 'Breathe In,' Starring Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones plays a young temptress for the second time in 2014, here opposite Guy Pearce, in Drake Doremus’s well-enough-made if irritatingly predictable “Breathe In.”
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 25, 2014 3:28 PM
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WATCH: First Teaser Trailer for Much Anticipated 'The Rover,' Starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson

An intense teaser trailer has arrived for David Michod's "The Rover," the much anticipated follow-up to the Aussie director's brilliant 2010 crime film "Animal Kingdom." Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson star. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 29, 2014 2:11 PM
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Casting Watch: Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving Head to the Outback for 'Strangerland'

Fellow Aussies Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving are set to star in "Strangerland," an Australian mystery centering on a couple whose teen children get lost in the Outback.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 21, 2013 11:33 AM
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IFC Films Takes 'Hateship Loveship,' Starring Wiig, Pearce, Steinfeld and More

IFC Films has scooped up TIFF special presentation title "Hateship Loveship," starring Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Nolte, Christine Lahti and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 17, 2013 12:43 PM
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A24 Snaps Up David Michod's 'The Rover,' Starring Pattinson and Pearce

A24 has snapped up US rights to Aussie director David Michod's "The Rover," his much-anticipated follow-up to 2010's "Animal Kingdom." The thriller stars Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce in the Australian desert in a dangerous near-future.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 28, 2013 11:39 AM
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