Robert Pattinson is hotter than ever in Hollywood right now. His latest film, The Rover, is on fire – despite the fact that it hasn’t even begun shooting yet. Directed by David Michod and co-starring Guy Pearce, the film’s rights are getting picked up left and right by a host of international companies. After FilmNation acquired most of the worldwide sales rights at Cannes earlier this year, a variety of other companies have taken to the Toronto International Film Festival in order to purchase rights for their respective territories: U.K., Canada and Benelux territories have gone to Entertainment One, Scandinavia to Nordisk, Latin America to Sun Distribution, the Middle East to Italia Film and Eastern Europe (excluding Russia) to Revolutionary Releasing. Village Roadshow had previously picked up the film for Australia and New Zealand. The film, which was also written by Michod, begins shooting this winter, and is the writer/director’s first feature since his critically-acclaimed Animal Kingdom.
“We’ve had a great response from buyers so far,” FilmNation’s Glen Basner said in a statement. “David has emerged as an innovative filmmaker, generating much anticipation for his next film among both distributors and audiences worldwide.” ~Devin Garabedian