Guy Pearce Mentions Rob & The Rover at the Iron Man 3 Premiere

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Guy Pearce, Rob’s costar in The Rover, mentions Rob at the Iron Man 3 Premiere. Guy talks about Rob having to acclimate to the Australian desert conditions and how he thinks Rob had a good time filming the movie.

Not only did Rob have to come to grips with playing ‘troubled and damaged’ character Rey – who was regularly covered in blood and dirt and sported a set of the filthiest teeth around – he also had to acclimatise to shooting in the harsh Aussie outback!

“He struggled with the flies and the heat!” co-star Guy Pearce told STV Entertainment on the red carpet for his new flick ‘Iron Man 3.’

“I didn’t man him up, but the others manned him up,” he revealed.

Guy failed to elaborate on what exactly was involved in the ‘manning-up’ process, but he did go on to say that he felt 26-year-old R-Patz “had a nice time” shooting in the red centre.

“He had a pretty good time, I’d say.”

Source: MTV Australia

New BTS Pic of Rob on the Set of The Rover + Movie Still Now in HQ

New BTS still from The Rover:


Old The Rover movie still now in HQ:

The Rover

Article about The Rover, mentions the various shooting locations and possible release date:

The small towns and semi-desert landscape of South Australia’s outback will feature on the big screen as the buzz surrounding Australian feature film The Rover, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, continues to grow.

The Rover, written and directed by David Michôd and produced by Liz Watts, David Linde, and David Michôd through Porchlight Films, in association with Lava Bear Films LLC, has recently completed its seven weeks of principal photography in South Australia, utilising the unique desert landscape SA offers to provide the perfect backdrop for the film’s storyline.

Set in the Australian desert in ‘a dangerous and damaged near future’, The Rover tells the story of Eric (Pearce) who 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.

SAFC CEO Richard Harris said “The SAFC was very excited to get behind The Rover, David Michôd’s first film since his critically acclaimed, box office smash, Animal Kingdom. It is the latest example of a project that has chosen to use South Australia’s unique outback locations to dramatic effect.”

“SA’s capacity to offer locations both diverse and accessible within cooee of Adelaide and to provide Adelaide Studios as an ideal production base to support the location set, make us an attractive proposition. The Rover production team has tested our capacity to deliver both at the studios and on location and we’ve relished the opportunity to demonstrate our world class capability.

“The ability of South Australia to offer dramatic, unique and stunning landscapes, mixed with towns of distinctive original character, all supported by world class facilities (as those at the Studios) was a major part of our decision to shoot in South Australia. We found the Adelaide Studios incredibly accommodating to our needs- flexible and willing to work with us on different elements of production we needed. They were simply, great”, commented Liz Watts, producer of The Rover.

Shooting a film is never easy, but one of the most important elements of success is the level of support shown by local councils, and how warmly the cast and crew are welcomed by the community.

“For us, our ability to work with locals and townships and location owners in shooting was a really important part of achieving the look and tone of the film that we wanted. We shot in five key areas; around Port Augusta; Quorne and its neighbours, Hammond and Bruce; Hawker; Parachilna and lastly the absolutely unique Marree. Ever since David and I first visited Marree last year in surveys we were keen to include the town in the film, and we ended up spending just over two and a half weeks there with around 100 cast and crew, effectively doubling the population of the town. But the support we found there from the whole community was exceptional. I believe The Rover is the first feature film (since the amazing Back of Beyond documentary was shot there in the 1950s) to shoot in Marree, and we feel pretty priviledged in doing so”, shared Watts.

“We worked with locals in many ways including great locations and their owners, plus cast and extras. For our crew, this film has been a really memorable experience – as it was for our two leads, Guy and Rob” she continued.

Richard Harris also said “our aim is to work closely with Producers to ensure their projects can be realised in SA with minimal fuss and maximum support. Combine this with the film friendly culture of South Australia’s regional and outback communities and the lowest production costs for living and accommodation of any Australian state capital, and it’s clear why shooting in SA continues to be an attractive proposition for projects such as The Rover.”

THE ROVER will be completed in late 2013 and theatrical release timed for first quarter 2014. Australian distributor is Village Roadshow with FilmNation distributing internationally.

Via: RPLife
Source: South Australian Film Corporation

Guy Pearce Talks Rob and The Rover While Promoting Iron Man 3

Guy Pearce Talks Rob and <em>The Rover</em> While Promoting <em>Iron Man 3</em>

Guy Pearce, Rob’s co-star in The Rover, is asked about what it was like to work with Rob. Guy praises Rob’s acting ability and compliments Rob on his good looks.

The Rover

Herald Sun

The two actors have just spent seven weeks together in the South Australian Outback, filming director David Michod’s hotly-anticipated follow-up to Animal Kingdom, with Pearce waxing lyrical about his co-stars “beautiful face”.

“The best thing about Rob is that he is a really great actor,” says Pearce.

“Watching the rushes back, you go: ‘OK, he is just going to be fantastic’.”

Guy Pearce says his co-star in The Rover Robert Pattinson is a ‘great actor’.

The Twilight star plays white trailer trash from the southern states of America in the futuristic western, set in an apocalyptic near future where society has broken down in the wake of a severe financial crisis.

“He plays (the character) slightly backward, emotionally useless and really vulnerable,” says Pearce.

“He’s got this beautiful face so you are completely entranced by that face no matter how ugly he makes himself or how wounded he is, or how manky his haircut.”


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 The Morning Show

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Via: RPLife
Sources: Herald Sun | Sunrise | Morning Show

Director of The Rover, David Michôd, Briefly Mentions Rob


With his buzz cut, bloodied face and bad teeth, Robert Pattinson’s latest style is a far cry from his Twilight character Edward Cullen.

The change is for new Australian film The Rover, which Pattinson, 26, is filming in South Australia. “He’s very smart,” director David Michôd told WHO, adding that it’s a long way from Hollywood. “It’s been one of the beaut experiences – to roam around and breath fresh air, but the flies are driving him crazy.”

Via: RPLife
Source: WHO Magazine | Twitter / Mel452

Cute Rob Fan Encounter From Adelaide


My niece has just moved to Adelaide and I caught up with her yesterday for a chat. Her boyfriend Aaron, is an animal wrangler and has been working up north and it was his birthday the day before. He rang her and said he’d be heading down to Adelaide and was bringing a friend to meet her. She met him and his ‘new bestie’ at a local was only the one and only Mr. Rob Pattinson!!! She said he was extremely quiet and ultra-polite – very ‘British’, lol. He told her that he’d gotten to know Aaron while shooting in the outback and ‘just had’ to meet his girlfriend because he never stopped talking about her! The three of them sat out in the beergarden and drank and talked most of the night. He said that he loved Australia, Adelaide in particular…nobody bothered him, he could go shopping, ride around on his bike, see some of the sights, go to the pub, like ‘it was normal’. Ellie (my niece) said, ‘But THAT is normal’, he replied, (quite sadly) ‘Not any more.’ :/ He told her he got REALLY embarrassed when people would grab him for a photo and told her that he usually ended up ‘looking ridiculous, or pulling some stupid face’ and that they probably deleted them afterwards out of disappointment. She laughed out loud, and then shut up when she said she realised he was absolutely serious. (Consequently no photos got taken, because she didn’t want to embarrass him). Anyway, she said it was a great night, they didn’t get blind drunk, but ‘chatty’, and ended up doing a couple of rounds of ‘shooters’…all up she said he was ‘adorable’ and ‘much better looking than in the photos Auntie Jo..’ *sigh*

Via: Twitter / LadyFairyPants
Source: Facebook / Joanne Lauritsen