Video and screencaps courtesy of RPLife
- Sitting on the footpath watching Robert Pattinson and his crew film his new film “The Rover”
- Got pictures with Robert Pattinson, he was drinking a beer and we had a chat with him for about 30 minutes ! he is so down to earth :O
- Lol, he is filming his new film The Rover in the town I live in country Australia, the other night me my mum and sister were walking home from the pub and ran into him out the front eating and having a beer. We stopped and chatted and got two pictures with him. He asked us to try and keep them off of FB to not cause issues with the Paps.
- Everyone in town has been going out and watching the filming (last night they did a outside action scene)
According to a press release posted by Variety, Rob’s current project, The Rover, has officially begun filming. You can check out the first pics of Rob on set here. The shoot will wrap filming in mid-March.
Porchlight Films and Lava Bear Films have announced that filming on The Rover started on Tuesday January 29. With support from Screen Australia, the South Australian Film Corporation and Screen NSW, the seven-week shoot will take place in South Australia.
Written and directed by David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, The Rover is a slow burn thriller, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson (“The Twilight Saga”).
Joining them are Scoot McNairy, who plays Pattinson’s brother, Susan Prior, Gillian Jones, Anthony Hayes and David Field. All have descended on regional South Australia for the hot and dusty shoot.
While donning the directorial hat, Michôd also wrote the script for The Rover based on a story he conceived with Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty). The film is set in the Australian desert, in a dangerous and damaged near future. Eric (Pearce) has left everything, everyone and every semblance of human kindness behind him when a gang of desperate criminals steals his last possession. Eric sets off on a ruthless mission to track them down, forced along the way to enlist the help of Rey (Pattinson), the naïve and injured junior member of the gang who was left behind in the chaos of the gang’s most recent robbery.
Liz Watts is producing for Porchlight Films and David Linde for Lava Bear Films. Watts and Porchlight Films produced Michôd’s debut feature Animal Kingdom. At the start of production, the producers commended the enthusiasm of the cast in their new environment.
“The South Australian desert environment can be a tough one to work in, particularly for those coming from a Northern Hemisphere winter but both the cast and crew have thrown themselves into the shoot. We are shooting in some of the most haunting and stunning landscapes in the world, and are fortunate to have such an exceptional cast and a truly talented crew,” Watts and Linde said.
FilmNation represents U.S. sales with UTA Independent Film Group. FilmNation also acquired the majority of worldwide sales rights to The Rover and the film has already been sold to leading distributors around the world – including Australia where distributor Roadshow Films’ Managing Director Joel Pearlman added “this is an incredibly exciting project which we are thrilled to be working on with Liz, David and the whole creative team.”
Shooting completes in mid-March in South Australia, with postproduction taking place in Sydney.
The teen heart-throb was on the roadside set for just an hour for a fight scene where it appeared he came off second best.
In their efforts to block The Advertiser ‘s exclusive shots, the film crew and minders closed the road and claimed “ownership” of the town of about six buildings, east of Port Augusta.
“We own this town,” a film producer told The Advertiser.
Minders used umbrellas and trucks to keep intrusive cameras off the star, who appeared to be sporting a close-shaved haircut for the role.
He also looks to have forgone his clean-cut look for the movie and has a three-day growth.
The scene featured Pattinson staggering out of the passenger side of a ute before being beaten to the ground by the driver.
Extras and a potential stand-in for Pattinson were also in Hammond for the filming and had earlier been in nearby Quorn where Pattinson is said to have had a drink at one of its pubs over the weekend.
Earlier yesterday, The Rover crew was filming at an even more remote location, the largely deserted town of Bruce.
The Rover is understood to be shooting at locations deeper in to the Flinders Ranges for the rest of this week and next month as far north as Marree.
The stars of the film and some of the extras are understood to be staying in Port Augusta while the movie’s production centre has been set up in the Quorn Town Hall.
On set, the stars are well catered for as temperatures reach the high-30s this week – they have two airconditioned motorhomes.
Pattinson flew into Adelaide on January 18 – minus actress girlfriend Kristen Stewart – and spent more than a week around town, meeting the film’s producers at the SA Film Corporation’s new Glenside studios.
Note: We are posting these paparazzi images because they do not depict Rob on his personal time in his personal life. He is currently working on The Rover and any images of him on-set are simply publicity for the film.
Guy Pearce, who plays Eric in the film, The Rover, talks about Rob:
“He just seems like a bright and sensitive kid,” Guy tells us. “So I just think he’s really right for the role.”
Guy Pearce also gets humble about Rob’s praise of working with him on the film:
“Um I don’t know, hopefully he thinks so!” Guy says. “I think it’s about collaborating and all getting on the same page. It doesn’t matter how experienced or inexperienced someone is, you hopefully just all understand each other and realize you are all on the same film together.
“It’s a really tough script,” he told MTV News while promoting “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2.” “I don’t really know, I don’t even know how to talk about it yet. It’s one of the best I’ve read. It’s one of my top five favorite scripts I’ve read since I started doing this. It’s really nerve-racking.”
Nerve-racking as “The Rover” is, it pales in comparison to the real-life dangers presented by “Mission: Blacklist,” Pattinson’s upcoming war movie based on the true story of Army interrogator Eric Maddox, who was involved in the capture of Saddam Hussein. The role requires Pattinson to film in Iraq, which understandably made his family members uncomfortable at first — but the actor thinks his loved ones are beginning to warm up to the idea.
“My parents seem to be coming around to it now,” he said with a laugh. “That’s strange. I don’t know what happened.”