The David Michôd-helmed drama, which also will star Guy Pearce has been sold in the United Kingdom, Canada and Benelux to eOne, Scandinavia to Nordisk, Latin America to Sun Distribution, the Middle East to Italia Film and Eastern Europe excluding Russia to Revolutionary Releasing. Village Roadshow already picked up the film in Australia and New Zealand.
FilmNation acquired the majority of worldwide sales rights to The Rover during the Cannes Film Festival in May and will continue to present the film to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival. FilmNation is also handling U.S. sales with UTA.
Michôd, who became an in-demand director after the success of his debut Animal Kingdom, also wrote The Rover, which begins shooting in the winter and is based on a story he conceived with Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty, The Great Gatsby).
“We’ve had a great response from buyers so far,” FilmNation’s Glen Basner said. “David has emerged as an innovative filmmaker, generating much anticipation for his next film among both distributors and audiences worldwide.”
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David Michôd’s “The Rover” is a hot ticket, not surprising given his knockout feature debut was 2009′s “Animal Kingdom,” and that he’ll be directing Guy Pearce (also in “Animal Kingdom”) and Robert Pattinson in the follow-up this winter. “The Rover” has secured several foreign pre-sales, including the UK, Canada and Benelux to eOne, Scandinavia to Nordisk, Latin America to Sun Distribution, the Middle East to Italia Film, and Eastern Europe (excl. Russia) to Revolutionary Releasing. Village Roadshow is also set for Australia and New Zealand. FilmNation picked up nearly all worldwide rights back in Cannes and will continue to shop the film in Toronto.