Despite popular belief, not all of today’s news about Robert Pattinson was heartbreaking. While many people zeroed in on the crumbling (and now, seemingly crumbled) relationship between Pattinson and his “Twilight” co-star Kristen Stewart, Screen Australia announced Pattinson’s starring role in “The Rover,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. “The Rover” follows Eric, a loner in a futuristic western setting, as he journeys with an injured gang member, Rey, to find the gang that hurt Rey and stole all of Eric’s possessions.

“The Rover” is directed by David Michod (“Animal Kingdom”) will also star Guy Pearce (“The King’s Speech,” “Factory Girl”), and is set for release in 2013, according to IMDB.

The film is one of The Rover is one of tweleve films to recieve $20 million of production funding from Screen Australia, which will result in over $100 million of production in Australia.

Pattinson is also set to appear in the intense drama “Cosmopolis,” directed by David Cronenberg (“The Fly,” “History of Violence”). “Cosmopolis” also stars Juliette Binoche (“Dan in Real Life,” “The English Patient”), Jay Baruchel (“Tropic Thunder,” “How to Train Your Dragon”), and Paul Giamatti (“Sideways,” “Saving Private Ryan”). According to IMDB, the film is scheduled for US theatrical release on August 17th, 2012.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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