Robert Pattinson in ‘The Rover': The Old West… in the Future!

Robert PattinsonWhile The Twilight Saga is undoubtedly the first thing we think of when it comes to Robert Pattinson, this won’t be the case forever, and the ambitious young actor seems intent on making that a certainty. Although he might be largely connoted with his character Edward Cullen for quite a while, he’s busting out of the gate with as many different genres as humanly/vampirically possible. The latest: Western. Wait, no, that’s not enough. Future Western!

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Pattinson is attached to star in The Rover, a Western set in the Australian desert in the future. The story involves two men: Eric, a loner who is robbed of all of his earthly possessions, and Rey, an injured gang member, seeking vengeance from the latter’s gang. Guy Pearce is also reportedly in talks to star.

So, you fill in the bubbles of “Western” and “future” on Pattinson’s Scantron of realms to cover; the actor has recently checked off “romance,” “scandal,” and “Europe,” with Bel Ami, “animals” and “historical fiction” with Water for Elephants. The upcoming Cosmopolis will afford him “haircut,” “urinating inside of limousines,” and “giant rats.” … Yeah, that’s going to be a nuts movie.

The Rover is written and directed by David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, Hesher).

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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.