Robert Pattinson is gonna go chasing cars with Guy Pearce, or at least they will if they both finalise deals to star in The Rover, which the duo are currently in talks for, according to Deadline.
The film apparently ‘chronicles a man who relentlessly pursues a gang who stole his car through the wild and rough Australian outback of the near future’. It sounds a bit like Pattinson is a Mad Max fan and wants to make his own version.
It’s interesting that this is the second action/thriller project from Pattinson we’ve heard about in the past two days, as yesterday news came through that he was planning to play the interrogator who led the hunt for Saddam Hussein. It suggests an attempt to shift the perception of R-Patz away from romance to the potentially more lucrative action arena. We’ll have to see whether it works.