Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
24 December 2014
Andy Serkis Takes Us Inside The Imaginarium
The actor-director gives us a tour of his state-of-the-art studio
Sony To Release The Interview After All
Update: US cinemas get limited roll-out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
10 November 2014
Final Exodus: Gods And Kings Trailer
Christian Bale is Moses on a mission
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Rover (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Breathe In (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Guy Pearce Is An Animal
Set to play a cop in Animal Kingdom

23 October 2008  |  Written by Emily Phillips  |  Source: Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Guy Pearce has signed on to star in an Australian crime drama called Animal Kingdom. In it, he will play a cop who helps a 17 year old who becomes involved in a crime family.

Pearce has been busy making hotly anticipated Cormac McCarthy adaptation The Road, as well as the comedy Bedtime Stories with Adam Sandler.

But he has found time for a return to Oz, with Animal Kingdom, and also a rumoured role in Last Man, about an Australian special forces unit in Vietnam.

Pearce will join fellow Aussies Ben Mendelson (The New World), Joel Edgerton (Smokin' Aces) and veteran actress Jackie Weaver (Picnic At Hanging Rock) for Animal Kingdom. It will be the first feature for director by David Michod and will be part of a group of five films funded by Screen Australia.

Pearce also has the rumour-mills spinning out of control with talk of a hook-up with Memento director Christopher Nolan. Fans are pitching him as a likely candidate for The Riddler in the next Batman outing.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Twilight's Alice Goes Back To The 80
In teen drama Skateland
Ben Stiller In Talks To Direct Chicago 7
Latest director to meet with Dreamworks

Your Comments

RE:
There was rumours of Johnny Deep to play the Riddler. More

Posted by Theartfuldodger at 13:16 on 24 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
You're so right on Nolan! I remember my friends were not so sure about him casting Heath Ledger two years ago. I told them : 'Always trust Nolan'. And they remembered the sentence after watching The Dark Knight. About Gosling, I'd love to see him as The Flash some day, though I've heard rumours on him playing The Green Lantern instead of David Boreanaz. All the same, though I'd love Guy Pearce as the Riddler, we have no idea who Nolan's gonna cast for the Riddler, but we can More

Posted by criderick at 11:16 on 24 October 2008 | Report This Post

If there is a third Batman film and if there is The Riddler, I bet that Nolan's choice is a surprise. A lot of people in Bat-films have been cast against type: - Gary Oldman usually plays villains, Nolan cast him as the most honest person in the whole series. - Liam Neeson is usually a hero, Nolan cast him as the main baddie who wants to destroy Gotham. - Heath Ledger was known to be a teen idol and he became The Joker. - Cillian Murphy was a young hero-type, he became an insane psychiatrist More

Posted by eruptus at 22:27 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Animal kingdom?
You know you'd rather see Epcot: The Movie first. Also they've already made a Tower of Terror film. Look it up on IMDB, it's even got Kirsten Dunst in it. More

Posted by jamieb1485 at 16:41 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Pearce as the Riddler!!
FUCKING AWESOME piece of casting!! Whoever came up with that should be patted on their hot sweaty burrito covered back! More

Posted by coomi01 at 16:00 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Guy Pearce would be a perfect Riddler! I hope he becomes The Riddler. And I would also suggest John Cusack for Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop movie adaptation for 2011. He's a brilliant deep actor and kicks and shots better than Keanu Reeves (see Grosse Pointe Blank). Somebody should talk to the producer about this. More

Posted by criderick at 13:49 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

David Tennant as the riddler?
Possibly the worst idea ever. More

Posted by Nicky C at 13:26 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

that sounds pretty cool. But Pearce as the Riddler? YES! That is amazing, beaten only by the possibility of David Tennant playing the Riddler. More

Posted by clarkkent at 11:54 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

Animal kingdom?
you know for a moment there I thought that disney had green lighted another theme park movie! Although i could think of better ones than Animal Kingdom the movie........Lets have the Tower of Terror fil lol More

Posted by rorymitch at 11:11 on 23 October 2008 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Three Favourite Scenes Of 2014
A hat-trick of moneyshots from the last 12 months

The 32 Funniest Movie Moments Of The Year
2014's side-splittingest scenes

The 10 Best Games Of The Year
2014's top pixel-pushers duke it out for the number one slot

Dan Stevens: The Breakout Star Of 2014
We congratulate The Guest star on his year to remember

The 15 Most Memorable Character Deaths Of The Year
2014’s RIP honour roll

Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)