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Robert Pattinson to Play Car Thief Pursued by Guy Pearce in 'Rover'

May 4, 2012 (3:40 am) GMT
The 'Twilight Saga' actor is in negotiations to star opposite the 'Prometheus' star in the thriller about a man whose car is stolen through the wild and rugged Australian Outback.
Robert Pattinson to Play Car Thief Pursued by Guy Pearce in 'Rover'

Hot on the heels of the news that is attached to military thriller "", words have now broken that the " Saga" hunk is close to star in another gritty movie. According to Variety, the British thesp is currently in talks to join a car theft thriller called "Rover".

Pattinson is expected to star opposite in the forthcoming film. Pearce will portray a "man who pursues a group of men who stole his car through the wild and rugged Australian Outback." Pattinson, meanwhile, is courted to play one of the thieves.

"Rover" is set to be directed by "" helmer David Michod, who penned the script based on an idea he and actor originated. Serving as the producers are David Linde and Liz Watts.

Pattinson has just nabbed 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 "", "" and highly anticipated "".

As for Pearce, the 44-year-old actor has recently been involved in several prestigious movies, including Ridley Scott's "" and John Hillcoat's "". The King Edward VIII of "" is also in negotiations to play geneticist Aldrich Killian in Marvel's "".

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