Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce are to co-star in 'Rover'.

The 'Twilight Saga' hunk and the 'Prometheus' actor are in negotiations to appear in 'Animal Kingdom' director David Michod's next movie.

The film - which has been written by the helmer based on an idea he and Joel Edgerton originated - will see Robert portray a thief being pursued by Guy's character, who follows a group who stole his car through the wild Australian Outback.

David Linde will produce along with Liz Watts through Linde's Lava Bear banner and Watts' Porchlight Films.

Robert can next be seen in 'Cosmopolis' and is attached to star in 'Mission: Blacklist', while Guy will appear in 'Iron Man 3'.

The 'Lockout' actor is in final talks to star in the forthcoming superhero sequel - which sees Robert Downey Jr. return as inventor Tony Stark and his titular alter-ego - and would play geneticist Aldrich Killian.

Guy's link with the film comes just a few weeks after it emerged Sir Ben Kingsley is also lined up to appear in the movie.