Screen Australia has confirmed it will provide production financing for Porchlight Films and Lava Bear Films' "The Rover", the new futuristic western from David Michod ("Animal Kingdom") which has Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce attached to star says The Hollywood Reporter.
Set in the Australian desert, the story follows a man named Eric who has left every semblance of human kindness behind him. He's soon forced to join an injured gang member, Rey, to hunt down Rey's gang after they steal the last of Eric's possessions.
Liz Watts, David Linde and Michod are producing with Roadshow Films handling Australian distribution.
Screen also gave funding to the redemptive prison drama "Healing" starring Hugo Weaving, and the Joel Edgerton-penned and Matthew Saville-directed contemporary drama "Felony".