If you’ve been in Robert Pattinson withdrawal ever since the last “Twilight” movie left theaters, here are seven seconds of bliss to quench your Pattz-induced thirst
In a new video posted to the Instagram account for Pattinson’s upcoming film “The Rover,” director David Michôd has opened up about his choice to cast the British heartthrob in the role of a naive criminal.
“I knew I wanted to see him,” Michôd said. “We’d looked at quite a number of people, and a number of quite big names. And sure enough, Rob came in, and just straight away he was my favorite.”
The best part: the director’s words are spoken over several seconds of footage from the set, including multiple shots of Pattinson at work. (Fangirls, gird your loins: one of them shows him shirtless and being threatened at gunpoint.)
This new sneak peek at “The Rover” comes several months after the first still from the film was released — also showing Rob’s character being held at gunpoint, and with a bloodied face, to boot. The movie is a gritty thriller that takes place in the desolate aftermath of a near-future apocalypse, where the Western world as we know it has ended, and a lone man (Guy Pearce) has retreated to the Australian outback with the last of his paltry possessions. But when a band of violent thieves steal his car, he sets out to track them down, ultimately enlisting the help of abandoned gang member Reynolds (Pattinson) to find the criminals and take his revenge.
A second video posted to the film’s Instagram has Michôd contrasting the naivete of Pattinson’s character with Pearce’s more experienced, battle-scarred role.
“I wanted the character to be a guy who remembered a time when things were different,” he explained. “When I then started thinking about that I really then started thinking about Guy.”
“The Rover” has no official release date as of yet, but is slated to be out in theaters sometime this year.