Robert Pattinson has been branching out in his film choices of late, first with David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' and most recently with the gritty, post apocalyptic 'Rover'.
He has a new interview with the Sydney Morning Herald where he discusses why he decided to the Rover, explaining, "It was an original script and it was one of those parts where you read it and you think, I'd love to do this, but I know I'm never going to get it." He adds, "I don't know if I'm necessarily any good at sculpting a career or anything. But I know what I want to do."
The Rover takes place in a future that's not that far off, and features two characters [the other played by a grizzly Guy Pearce] who form an uneasy alliance in dangerous outbacks of Australia. Pattinson discusses his character, Rey, saying, "[He is] the kind of person who has been brought up to believe they're incapable of living independently. Someone has always been looking after him."
The Rover marks Pattinson's first true post-Twilight film, and it will be a real test of his career on whether he's able to pull off being the lead of the types of gritty, independent films that serve to determine an actor's ability and career longevity. 'The Rover' is set to release later this year, but does not yet have an official release date.