American actor, Scoot McNairy, has joined The Rover team! No word yet on who he will play (or if he’ll have American southern accent like Robert Pattinson’s character, Rey) but The Film Stage gave us the heads up on McNairy’s rising star.
Excerpt from The Film Stage:
I’ve enjoyed the work of actor Scoot McNairy since 2007′s indie drama In Search of a Midnight Kiss and certainly 2010′s low-budget sci-fi feature Monsters, but it’s safe to say this fall marks his break-out in Hollywood. The actor is one of the best elements of Ben Affleck‘s Argo ensemble and delivers one of my favorite performances in Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly. It looks like the industry has taken notice, as he’s joined the cast of two highly-anticipated features.
Buried in a Deadline article revealing that he’s linked up with WME, McNairy has joined David Michod‘s Animal Kingdom follow-up The Rover, with Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce. Described as an “existential” western, the film is set in the near-future and follows a man who treks across the Australian outback in an attempt to recover his stolen car from a gang of punks — one of whom is portrayed by Pattinson (and perhaps another could be McNairy).
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Additionally, it seems like The Rover will film in Adelaide. Robert Pattinson was on the radio for the Jay Jay Mike & Dom show and shared where he was filming in Australia.
You can listen to the audio of the interview after the cut. The filming location is mentioned early on.