Robert Pattinson is about to make his grand return to the showbiz limelight with new movie The Rover, and it’s safe to say he’s had a bit of a makeover…
The British actor looks virtually unrecognisable compared to his pretty boy vampire persona from back in the Twilight days, as he stars as a ruthless tattooed gang member in the gritty new Oz-based thriller.
In the newly released 60-second teaser trailer, we watch Rob and his shaved head wielding guns, getting into bloody fights and cowering helplessly by a tree after a gang of thieves steal a car owned by his pal, played by Guy Pearce.
Set in the eerie Australian outback, the film is directed by David Michôd and promises plenty of car chases, tense action scenes and moody moments from R-Patz.
‘The basic story is really quite elemental, you’ve got a really dark, dangerous, murderous person in Guy’s character,’ Michôd told Entertainment Weekly.
‘And in Rob’s character you have a quite troubled and damaged, but beautiful and naïve, soul.’
See Mr Pattinson star in the first trailer for The Rover below…
By Robyn Munson