First Look At Robert Pattinson’s New Film ‘The Rover’ — Watch

Mon, January 13, 2014 4:37pm EDT by 249 Comments

It’s been far too long since we last saw Robert Pattinson on the big screen, but Rob’s ‘The Rover’ director David Michod helped ease our withdrawal by posting not one but two new Instagram videos about Rob! Check out the condensed footage after the jump.

So sweet! The director of Robert Pattinson‘s new film The Rover, David Michod, cannot stop gushing about our favorite star — to the point where he posted two behind-the-scenes Instagram videos talking about how much he loves working with him!

‘The Rover’ Director David Michod Gushes Over Robert Pattinson

Kristen Stewart Goes Topless For Balenciaga

The Rover, in case you didn’t already know, is a crime drama that takes place in the Australian desert in the near future. Rob plays Reynolds, a member of a gang that robs Guy Pearce‘s main character, Eric. Apparently, he was David’s first choice for the role!

“I knew that I wanted to see him,” David says. “And we looked at quite a few people and a number of, you know, quite big names, and sure enough Rob came in and just straight away was my favorite.”

According to David, a lot of this had to do with Rob’s chemistry with Guy.

“I wanted the character to be a guy who remembered a time when things were different,” he continues. “When I then started thinking about that I really then started thinking about Guy.”

So cute! The Rover is set for a U.S. release sometime next summer. In the meantime, check out this tantalizing new peek and let us know your thoughts!

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you excited to see The Rover?

– Shannon Miller

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twilight08

Posted at 2:20 PM on January 30, 2014  

Sorry there is nothing whatsoever in the trailer for The Rover that makes me want to go see it, again sorry! Why is it that both Robert and Kristen are constantly playing in movies where there is no expressions shown on their faces? They do not have faces that emotes feelings only the eyebrows move. Therefore, they keep choosing sullen faces, sad sacks, and miserable character roles. Enough already lighten up. We already know they can play depressed roles, I would like to see them in a comedy, and/or semi comedy something other than dreary, dark dramas. They need to sign on with Jennifer Lawrence’s, and/or Emma Watson’s agencies where you are given a chance at diverse scripts. Critics are saying the same about Camp X Ray Kristen plays the same kind of role of a sad sack soldier in crisis. Note: G.I. Jane (Demi Moore) was a better well acted movie. Goldie Hawn ‘s Private Benjamin was well acted as a comedy drama. Boy, truly I want them both to move on successfully from the Saga series. However, their choices since haven’t been winning choices.

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Dawn

Posted at 2:37 PM on January 30, 2014  

The point of doing different styles of movies is to enrich the actor with various types of
character. In the Rover Rob is supposed to look down and out. With what happens to
him in the movie I really don’t think he would be smiling all the time. Watch the entire
movie and see that he is very gifted..

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smiley

Posted at 5:14 AM on January 18, 2014  

Rob is the real deal nice to read all the wonderful stuff David Michod said about him

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Catherine

Posted at 9:05 PM on January 19, 2014  

Stephenie Meyer didn’t MEAN to make us all this crazy… But the TABLOIDS DO, for MONEY!
We can ALL SEE why & how Steph thought up her neat little story and it has ALWAYS BEEN FORGIVEABLE – that’s WHY you Twihards got these movies made. WHO MADE THEM A HIT FOR YOU?!

Robert was seen following Kristen and speeding off when the papz caught them in October – LOTS of you have been so MAD at him for doing that. He drove away because he KNEW that the tabloids would blow it into something stupid – and that is just what they did.
Robert was trying to protect not only Kristen and himself, but also their fans when he drove off. And look what ended up happening… (It DOES NOT MATTER if you think Kristen called the papz for this photo op – the results were the same)
To make this New Year’s Eve hoax work so well, they took the photos that were captured of them in October and USED that to make you all believe that it was possible that Kristen and Robert could be reuniting. THEN, because everyone already KNOWS that they usually spend New Year’s Eve on the Isle of Wight – it was an effortless rumor to make up.
All they do is take a ‘perceived fact’ – real or not – and draw a logical, imaginary line to what possible, BELIEVABLE thing could happen next. They look for ‘setups’ to create these rumors (like Robert sitting next to ANYONE, and suddenly he is dating them) then and drag the story out while drawing fans into their money-making advertising sites and magazines and SHOWS.
SEARCH explaintwilightbreakingdawnending on blogspot for the TRUTH about robsten and info on Hollywood’s misogynistic smear campaign. SIGN the petition for Hollywood to initiate its OWN REFORMS for ALL celebrities, not just Kristen and Robert.

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The Real Deal

Posted at 7:16 PM on January 17, 2014  

This is what the director of The Rover, said about Rob at FlickerFest in Sydney yesterday.

Eyewitness account: David Michod just raved about Rob. He said Rob’s performance in this film is amazing. That he’s a “really smart guy and he knows exactly what he wants to do to build the career that he wants.”

Rob was “incredibly hardworking and a fun guy to work with” and that “he’s a really good actor.” When Scoot McNeairy heard Rob’s accent he said “that guy knows exactly what he’s doing. He just playing dumb.” Scoot said Rob’s Texan accent was “perfect.”

So don’t worry your little heads about Rob’s acting skills. Master directors like Cronenberg, Michod and Herzog don’t hire people who can’t act.

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Catherine

Posted at 7:06 PM on January 18, 2014  

Robert was seen following Kristen and speeding off when the papz caught them in October – LOTS of you have been so MAD at him for doing that. He drove away because he KNEW that the tabloids would blow it into something stupid – and that is just what they did.
Robert was trying to protect not only Kristen and himself, but also their fans when he drove off. And look what ended up happening… (It DOES NOT MATTER if you think Kristen called the papz for this photo op – the results were the same)
To make this New Year’s Eve hoax work so well, they took the photos that were captured of them in October and USED that to make you all believe that it was possible that Kristen and Robert could be reuniting. THEN, because everyone already KNOWS that they usually spend New Year’s Eve on the Isle of Wight – it was an effortless rumor to make up.
All they do is take a ‘perceived fact’ – real or not – and draw a logical, imaginary line to what possible, BELIEVABLE thing could happen next. They look for ‘setups’ to create these rumors (like Robert sitting next to ANYONE, and suddenly he is dating them) then and drag the story out while drawing fans into their money-making advertising sites and magazines and SHOWS.
SEARCH explaintwilightbreakingdawnending on blogspot for the TRUTH about robsten and info on Hollywood’s misogynistic smear campaign. SIGN the petition for Hollywood to initiate its OWN REFORMS for ALL celebrities, not just Kristen and Robert.

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Shiwi na:tsik'o

Posted at 11:50 PM on January 16, 2014  

As someone who has lived in Texas for most of her life, I’m anxious to see if Rob is able to pull off an authentic Texan accent rather than a generic southern one… sounds like a good film! :-)

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Catherine

Posted at 12:27 AM on January 17, 2014  

You’re KIDDING – he’s supposed to have a Texas accent? I can’t imagine, ha! Now THAT is a great comment to write in here – thank you!! :)

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smiley

Posted at 5:16 AM on January 16, 2014  

ITA with “Get help quickly”
For Catherine: How about Rob saw the paps and was pissed that she had tipped them off. He turned his car around because that was the last straw and he told her he wanted to make a clean break.
He left LA at the beginning of December and hasn’t gone back. Even a blind person can see he’s not interested in her. At all.
STOP spamming these boards with your insane agenda. No one cares.
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@ sth

Posted at 7:49 AM on January 16, 2014  

OK, the first problem with your story is that she did not tip the paps off. They camp in front of her house an follow her wherever she goes. One of them–a woman– followed her to the gate of Rob’s community-an expert stalker can do that without being spotted–and waited outside the gate. She called some of her fellow paps and they all waited for four hours. When Kristen finally came out, with Rob following, she saw the paps–you can see her surprise and indignation, in one of the pics, and you can see her giving them the finger, wearing a white glove. She immediately phoned Rob and warned him–the paps saw him pic up his phone–he turned around and went home. You don’ tknow they didn’t simply put their plans off to another time. “And you shouldn’t just make things up.

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Catherine

Posted at 9:13 AM on January 16, 2014  

You keep saying this like a stuck record… How about it DOESN’T MATTER if she did that or not SINCE you can’t prove that. Either way, the tabloids used those images to LIE to fans AGAIN – and THAT is the POINT.

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Catherine

Posted at 9:17 PM on January 17, 2014  

I’ve already read your stuff and you keep ignoring it – WHAT ABOUT it doesn’t matter if she did or not, the tabloids USED it to LIE to us all.

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smiley

Posted at 5:15 AM on January 16, 2014  

ITA with Sarah Rob’s looked very happy in every pic from London, and rested and relaxed. I think he’s got a girl in London, he was spotted holding hands on one of his nights out. Don’t worry about him, he’s on top of the world.
Really looking forward to The Rover and seeing Rob at Cannes. This is going to be a great year for Rob and his fans.

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Sarah

Posted at 3:54 PM on January 15, 2014  

Rob’s looked very happy in every pic from London, and rested and relaxed. I think he’s got a girl in London, he was spotted holding hands on one of his nights out. Don’t worry about him, he’s on top of the world.

Really looking forward to The Rover and seeing Rob at Cannes. This is going to be a great year for Rob and his fans.

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Get help quickly

Posted at 3:51 PM on January 15, 2014  

For Catherine: How about Rob saw the paps and was pissed that she had tipped them off. He turned his car around because that was the last straw and he told her he wanted to make a clean break.

He left LA at the beginning of December and hasn’t gone back. Even a blind person can see he’s not interested in her. At all.

STOP spamming these boards with your insane agenda. No one cares.

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Catherine

Posted at 11:06 AM on January 15, 2014  

Robert was seen following Kristen and speeding off when the papz caught them in October – LOTS of you have been so MAD at him for doing that. He drove away because he KNEW that the tabloids would blow it into something stupid – and that is just what they did.
Robert was trying to protect not only Kristen and himself, but also their fans when he drove off. And look what ended up happening…
To make this New Year’s Eve hoax work so well, they took the photos that were captured of them in October and USED that to make you all believe that it was possible that Kristen and Robert could be reuniting. THEN, because everyone already KNOWS that they usually spend New Year’s Eve on the Isle of Wight – it was an effortless rumor to make up.
All they do is take a ‘perceived fact’ – real or not – and draw a logical, imaginary line to what possible, BELIEVABLE thing could happen next. They look for ‘setups’ to create these rumors (like Robert sitting next to ANYONE, and suddenly he is dating them) then and drag the story out while drawing fans into their money-making advertising sites and magazines and SHOWS.

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IMDB

Posted at 10:06 AM on January 15, 2014  

I think he’s supposed to start filming Queen of the Desert any day now.
Another source you can use to look up information on Rob is the movie data base called, IMDB.
After you bring up the website just type in Robert Pattinson and all of his movies will come up, past, present and also the status of future projects.

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110

Posted at 6:32 AM on January 15, 2014  

110 comment Pattinson fan girl a stalker.

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Jessica

Posted at 5:19 AM on January 15, 2014  

So happy Rob is going to be so busy in the new year. With two films at Cannes, and working with the best directors and actors, the sky’s the limit for him.

Barbara Walters has inteviewed Rob a couple of times. She called him “the next “James Dean” after seeing “Remember Me.” If you watch, you can see Barbara gush during her interview on The View.

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Becca

Posted at 5:22 AM on January 15, 2014  

Rob’s currently on vacation in England, but he’ll soon begin production on Queen of the Desert. Then, he has Life with Dane DeHaan prepping and The Lost City of Z with Benedict Cumberbatch in pre-production.

He already has Maps to the Stars and and The Rover in post-production, and at this rate, he’ll have more films coming out in the next two years than most of the Twilight cast combined.

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elizabeth

Posted at 5:23 AM on January 15, 2014  

Just goes to show – it’s all about hard work and maintaining a good reputation in the industry. Rob does seem genuinely interested in building his acting skills, which is always a bonus.

I think he’s had enough stardom to last him a lifetime, and everything he does seems designed to take him further and further away from his Twilight persona.

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melanie

Posted at 5:19 AM on January 15, 2014  

The Rover is destined for Cannes and great reviews. Rob deserves all the happiness and success coming his way.

Lovely to see Rob doing so well. Dior is such a smash hit worldwide that they created a new fragrance for the US and we’ll be seeing Rob’s Dior video on our own TVs in about a month.

He’s in charge of his life and career, and he’s doing a great job.
1 movie filming in January
2 films in post-production
5 in pre-production

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Karen

Posted at 5:20 AM on January 15, 2014  

Rob’s currently on vacation in England, but he’ll soon begin production on Queen of the Desert, it begins shooting Jan. 15th in Jordan. Then, he has Life filming in Toronto and from there, to some undisclosed desert location for Mission Blacklist.

He just got added to star in The Childhood of a Leader, which will film in France. Then he goes to the Amazon for The Lost City of Z with Benedict Cumberbatch in pre-production. He’s got enough work to keep him busy for the next two years, and none of it is in LA.

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Sarah

Posted at 5:21 AM on January 15, 2014  

Rob’s proved many of his detractors wrong by choosing his post-Twilight roles very carefully, and electing to work with great directors and actors as opposed to just picking cliched blockbusters.

It’s funny – before Twilight started, Kristen Stewart was being touted as the future Oscar-winner and critically acclaimed actress, but in all honesty, Rob has a much better shot at that right now than Kristen does.

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@Fantastic for Rob

Posted at 3:33 AM on January 15, 2014  

Fantastic!
I’m looking forward to seeing this Rover film with Rob as co-lead star. It sounds like it will be different from anything he’s done up to now and show a different aspect of his acting.

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Stalker does not sleep

Posted at 2:52 AM on January 15, 2014  

Pattinson fan girl is a stalker. This is her 103 a comment.

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Stalker does not sleep

Posted at 2:55 AM on January 15, 2014  

Go look for that award recognized your idol Holy patts for his performance in the film. He himself, hmmm, nothing anywhere.

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@Stalker does not sleep

Posted at 11:00 AM on January 15, 2014  

Why do you care?It seems you’re a stalker of someone’s posts.Why don’t you follow your beautiful kstew?

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Guest

Posted at 2:08 AM on January 15, 2014  

I’m wondering if any of you can help me.

I was checking out Camp X-Ray on Flixster and it says Kristen’s movie went straight to DVD 1/1/14. (Also another one called Focus went straight to DVD — never heard anything about that one.) That shocked me about camp xray as I thought it was supposed to be a great role for her.

Going straight to DVD is quite a difference from Rob’s two films, The Rover and Maps to the Stars, showing up on several Most Anticipated lists. Maybe her Sils Maria film will fare a lot better. I felt bad for Kellan Lutz’s Hercules getting only 4% on Rotten Tomatoes. Anyone go see it and like it? I know critics opinions do not always mesh with my opinion. But sadly, seeing 4% makes me hesitant to spend $9.

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PR team for pattinson

Posted at 3:23 AM on January 15, 2014  

in full force, you use lies, well, is not nothing nice to say about him.

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"@guest

Posted at 2:36 PM on January 15, 2014  

Didn’t believe it so looked at her page on my flixster app and i saw same thing. Wtf. Wonder if mistake.

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third sister

Posted at 1:02 AM on January 15, 2014  

Yes, it’s true, Rob vacation with Kate in the Barbados in May 2012, among others.

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Rob is a winner

Posted at 7:09 PM on January 14, 2014  

It is worth noting that The Rover and Maps were #11 and #15 on a list of 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2014 IndieWire list, a list which includes a lot of blockbusters and big budget movies, which is very impressive.

BOTH of Rob’s movies rate high!

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Jessica

Posted at 7:10 PM on January 14, 2014  

Maps to the Stars is 17th on RopeOfSilicon’s “40 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014″

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Be useful.

Posted at 12:57 AM on January 15, 2014  

Pattinson fan girl is a stalker. This is her 102 a comment.

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Margaret in the Pink UK/// ONE

Posted at 2:57 AM on January 15, 2014  

Wonder if the poster with so many names has a list b y her computer so she will remember who she is who ever she is shes a nasty little TWAT and Rob would abso hate hr guts

 
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