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Robert Pattinson Beat Up, Shirtless in New ‘Rover’ Trailer (watch!)

Robert Pattinson learns a thing or two about survival in his role in the upcoming movie 'The Rover.'

Robert Pattinson learns a thing or two about survival in his role in the upcoming movie ‘The Rover.’

Robert Pattinson is a quivering bowl of jelly in a new trailer for his upcoming film “The Rover.” His character learns about survival and being a man in a harsh, post-apocalyptic future ruled by criminal gangs.

He’s a far cry from the Rob fans know and love on the big screen as Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” vampire series.

But the role is far meatier and he still takes off his shirt!

Pattinson stars as Reynolds, an outlaw gang member who helps rob steely drifter named Eric, played by Guy Pearce.

In the melee, the gang drives off with Eric’s car, but leaves a wounded Reynolds behind, giving him up for dead.

Eric patches up Reynolds and enlists him to help track down the gang, which includes Reynolds’ brother. Reynold’s loyalties are torn as he unwillingly assists in the manhunt.

The movie’s first full trailer is largely a scene setter that lays out the harsh environment and flashes from one tense moment to another as Eric and Reynolds warily co-exist, each depending on the other for survival.

And, yes, Rob briefly appears shirtless.

Check out the trailer below. “The Rover” will hit theaters in the U.S. on July 18, according to the film’s Twitter account. The Rover will be released Aug. 22 in the UK.


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