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David Michod on his gritty, futuristic road movie 'The Rover'




Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in
Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in "The Rover."
Matt Nettheim
Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in
Guy Pearce in "The Rover."
Matt Nettheim
Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in
Robert Pattinson in "The Rover."
Matt Nettheim


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Writer-director David Michod rose to fame in 2010 with his debut film "Animal Kingdom," the critically-acclaimed Australian crime drama.

His new film "The Rover," his first in four years, is set in a futuristic and lawless Australian outback, 10 years after a global economic collapse.

In the film, a group of thieves steals a car belonging to a ruthless drifter named Eric, played by Guy Pearce. Singularly focused on getting his car back by any means possible, Eric takes one of the thieves' brothers hostage — a troubled young man named Rey, played by Robert Pattinson.

David Michod joins Take Two to talk about the inspiration behind the gritty, futuristic road movie "The Rover."