The Rover, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson and set in a gritty near-future Australia, will have its premiere at midnight at the Cannes Film Festival next month. The movie — the second from David Michôd, director of the acclaimed crime saga Animal Kingdom — follows a man named Eric (Pearce) who sets off to find the criminals who stole his last possession (his car) with the help of Reynolds (Pattinson), an injured member of the gang who was left behind.
The Cannes lineup, which was announced early Thursday morning, will also see another performance from Pattinson in the Hollywood satire Maps to the Stars. He stars alongside Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, and John Cusack in the new film from his Cosmopolis director David Cronenberg, which will screen in the main competition. And Pattinson’s Twilight Saga co-star Kristen Stewart has a film in the main competition too — Sils Maria, the new feature from director Olivier Assayas, in which she appears as the assistant to an actress played by Juliette Binoche.
Ryan Gosling’s headed to Cannes as well, but with work he’s done behind the camera. His directorial debut Lost River, formerly titled How to Catch a Monster, will premiere in the Un Certain Regard section. The film, which Gosling also wrote, is a fantasy noir starring Christina Hendricks, Matt Smith, Saoirse Ronan, and Eva Mendes.
Other movies set to premiere at the festival include Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, in which Channing Tatum plays Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz alongside Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo; western The Homesman, directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones; How to Train Your Dragon 2; and the previously announced opening night title Grace of Monaco, with Nicole Kidman playing Grace Kelly.
Also of note are the 15 women filmmakers the festival is touting in its latest lineup — including Asia Argento, Naomi Kawase, and Alice Rohrwacher — after having faced criticism in recent years for a lack of female voices.
The full 2014 Cannes lineup can be found on the official site. Check out a teaser for The Rover, which will open in U.S. theaters on June 13, below.
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