Friday, June 28, 2013

The Rover gets us distribution

From THR

A24 has acquired U.S. rights to David Michod’s thriller The Rover, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson.

Set in a futuristic version of Australia following an economic collapse, the film follows Pearce, who plays a loner traveling the outback, who teams up with Pattinson to track a gang of thieves.

Michod, who wrote and directed 2010’s Animal Kingdom, also wrote The Rover based on a story he and Joel Edgerton conceived. It was produced by Michod, Liz Watts for Porchlight Film and David Linde under his Lava Bear Films banner.

The film co-stars Scoot McNairy, David Field, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones and Susan Prior. Natsha Braier served as director of photography and Jo Ford, who also collaborated with Michod on Animal Kingdom, was production designer.

A24 will release The Rover theatrically in the U.S., while Village Roadshow will release it in Australia and New Zealand. The film’s investment partners include Screen Australia, the South Australian Film Corporation and Screen NSW, and financial partners Fulcrum Media and the Union Bank.

”A24 is a perfect fit for The Rover -- a young, innovative and exciting company at the cutting edge of the independent sector in the US, they have contributed to an already exciting array of global distribution partners, and we are pleased to be partnering with them on the future release of the film,”
producers Watts and Linde said.

A24 is currently distributing Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring and will open James Ponsoldt's The Spectacular Now on Aug. 2.
A24 negotiated the deal with UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers and FilmNation Entertainment. UTA also reps Michod. Prior to selling the U.S. rights to A24, FilmNation Entertainment licensed the film to a majority of territories worldwide based on showing a two-minute reel of footage from the film.

From Variety
A24 has acquired U.S. rights to futuristic thriller “The Rover,” starring Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce.

Project, set in a dystopian version of Australia, is directed by “Animal Kingdom” helmer David Michod. Producers are Liz Watts for Porchlight Film and David Linde under his Lava Bear Films banner along with Michod.

Scoot McNairy, David Field, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones and Susan Prior also star.

Story, conceived by Michod and Joel Edgerton, is set in a world where life is cheap a decade after the collapse of the western economic system. Pearce portrays a loner traveling in the desolate Australian outback, where a gang of thieves steal his car and leave behind a wounded member, played by Pattinson, who’s then forced to help track down the gang.

Project was announced at Cannes last year with FilmNation Entertainment acquiring the majority of worldwide rights. FilmNation subsequently licensed a majority of territories worldwide based on a two-minute reel of footage.

The film was shot in the deserts of South Australia earlier this year and is in post-production in Sydney. Village Roadshow will release the film in Australia and New Zealand.

Investment partners include Screen Australia, the South Australian Film Corp. and Screen NSW. Financial partners are Fulcrum Media and the Union Bank.

A24 negotiated the deal for U.S. rights with UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers and FilmNation Entertainment. UTA also represents Michod.


Sunday, June 23, 2013

2 new/old pics of Rob during " The Bad Mother´s handbook" read-through

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Author Kate Long described the second picture as,
Here’s one you won’t have seen before: Rob Pattinson air-banjoing to George Formby.


Friday, June 21, 2013

New Dior Rob picture

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Google translation from the source:
Dior Homme has got a new face. Now it's time for actor Robert Pattinson to take over from icons like Marlon Brando, James Dean, Paul Newman and Monty Clift. He embodies a certain kind of manhood - manhood tinged with a vulnerability that makes all the difference, a sensitivity becomes a styrka.Robert Pattinson is, like its predecessors, an icon, even as he chose to go his own way, including in their choice of brave film roles. In the role of the new Dior man embracing his new artistic utmaningar.Dior Homme is a stylish and modern masculine scent with flowers and tränoter. Dior Homme revolutions by re-interpreting, for the very first time, one of the most precious flowers in perfumery: irisen.Dior Hommes scents are emblematic of Dior Homme Couture, combining elegance and contemporary energy. Each fragrance reflects a facet of the brand's products for men.


New/old picture of Rob on the New Moon set (2009)

@TheaAndrews interviewed Rob for ET back in 2009 and shared these GORGEOUS pics on her twitter today.
@TheaAndrews: Here's a #ThrowbackThursday for you...#RobPattinson on the #NewMoon set in 2009 #Twilight #omginsider


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Robert Pattinson tops the Popsugar 100 list

From Popsugar:

Robert Pattinson is the winner of the POPSUGAR 100! Robert was the POPSUGAR 100 No. 1 in 2009 and 2010, and is returning to the top spot. The actor has had an extraordinary year, including releasing Cosmopolis and wrapping up The Twilight Saga with the November release of Breaking Dawn Part 2. He also made a memorable appearance at this year's Golden Globes, where he rubbed elbows with stars like George Clooney and Ben Affleck and reportedly partied with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the fete's afterparty. Robert also traveled to Australia to film The Rover earlier this year and is currently preparing to begin production on Queen of the Desert and Map to the Stars. Robert made headlines earlier this month when he was officially announced as the new face of Dior Homme. While he allegedly ended his relationship with Kristen Stewart, he hasn't been letting that get him down and has been hanging out with friend Katy Perry and focusing on his career as he prepares for his post-Twilight life. Congratulations to Rob for another winning year!
Rob beat out quite the list. Here are numbers 2-25th in order (the Popsugar categories for the poll mixed winners into the 100 list):
Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Middleton, Michelle Obama, Ryan Gosling, Ian Somerhalder, Kristen Stewart, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Jennifer Aniston, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Downey Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio, Hillary Clinton, Meryl Streep, Beyonce Knowles, Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Sandra Bullock, Hugh Jackman, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake, Emma Stone, and Harry Styles
Click HERE to view more on the list.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013