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A24 acquires The Rover

David Michôd’s latest film [pictured] stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson.

A24 has announced it has acquired David Michôd’s The Rover for theatrical release in the US.

Michôd’s slow-burn thriller stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, and is set in the Australian desert in a damaged and dangerous future. It was written by Michôd and based on a story conceived by Michôd and Joel Edgerton.

The deal was negotiated by A24 with UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers and FilmNation Entertainment.

A24 commented: “David Michôd is a visionary filmmaker and we are thrilled to work with him to bring The Rover to US audiences. The movie will undoubtedly confirm his singular voice and distinctive gift for creating arresting visuals and indelible characters.”

“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,” added producers Liz Watts and David Linde.

FilmNation Entertainment licensed the film to a majority of territories worldwide based on selectively showing a two-minute reel of footage from the film. Village Roadshow will release the film in Australia and New Zealand.

The Rover was produced by Watts for Porchlight Film and Linde under his Lava Bear Films banner, along with Michôd.

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