As the festival nears, the appearance of The Rover is basically a certainty on Cannes wish lists and predictions. The latest is from Indiewire on their 40 Films We Hope Make The Festival’s 2014 Lineup:
Directed by David Michod
Best known for “Animal Kingdom” — the Australian crime drama that secured Jacki Weaver her first Oscar nomination — David Michod once again uses his Australian background for “The Rover,” a futuristic crime drama with Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson (the latter of whom is quickly becoming the unexpected Prince of Cannes as of late). Pearce stars as Eric, a man who teams up with Rey (Pattinson), an injured criminal, to hunt down the gang that stole from him. A24 is releasing the film in America in June, and we’re sure they’d love the profile Cannes would give them beforehand.