6 May 2012

Robert Pattinson to play car thief in new film

Twilight star Robert Pattinson is in negotiations to play a car thief in a thriller film Rover.

The 25-year-old actor will star opposite Guy Pearce, who plays a man pursuing a group of car thieves through the wild and rugged Australian Outback, reported Ace Showbiz.
Rover is set to be directed by Animal Kingdom helmer David Michod, who penned the script based on an idea he and actor Joel Edgerton originated.

Pattinson has just landed a role in Mission: Blacklist, which revolves around the search for former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and an interrogator named Eric Maddox, who spearheaded his capture.

The actor will next be seen in Cosmopolis, Bel Ami and highly anticipated The Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part II.

As for Pearce, the 44-year-old actor has recently been involved in several prestigious movies, including Ridley Scott's Prometheus and John Hillcoat's Lawless (2012).

The actor is also in negotiations to play geneticist Aldrich Killian in Marvel's Iron Man 3.

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