Guy Pearce has been one of my favourite actors since I saw him in Christopher Nolan's cult classic puzzle film Memento back in 2000 (which also pushed Nolan into my list of favourite directors). So the news that he and co-star Robert Pattinson, who both appear in David Michod's post-apocalyptic thriller The Rover, will be appearing for a post-screening Q&A at the BFI Southbank means fingers-on-the-tickets buzzer once more. Sure to sell out as - and not to insult Guy Pearce- the Pattinson Twilight fan base will certainly be piling in.
The Rover has already played at Cannes and is released across the UK on 15 August. If you are wondering about Michod's previous work as director, you can check my review of his thriller Animal Kingdom (also starring Pearce) here at Eyeforfilm.
From the BFI:
The Rover is a post-financial collapse revenge story co-scripted by David Michôd (Animal Kingdom), and Animal Kingdom actor Joel Edgerton. In the dystopian landscape of the Australian outback, Eric (Guy Pearce) seeks to get his stolen car back. After he picks up the car thief’s brother Rey (Robert Pattinson) along the way, Eric’s journey is broken by various bursts of violence as they encounter others.
Aug 6, 2014 6:15 PM BFI Southbank
Priority booking for Cinema Members for this screening opens at 11:30 AM on Tuesday 1 July.
Tickets £16, concs £12 (members pay £1.50 less)