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Robert Pattinson’s
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'The Rover'

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Robert Pattinson has officially said goodbye to Edward Cullen.

The Twilight star traded in his glittery skin for gritty blood in the behind-the-scenes first look at his newest movie, The Rover

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The flick is a futuristic crime drama that tells the story of Eric (Guy Pearce), who's on the hunt to find a group of criminals. He then teams up with Rey, played by RPatz — an injured member of the gang — to take down the bad guys.

The Cosmopolis star has been shooting in the sweltering Australian desert since January, which helps explain his sweaty and grimy look.

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Since saying goodbye to the Twilight franchise in November 2012, the 26-year-old also took on four other projects for 2013.

It sounds like the hottie has a busy year ahead — and will be spending even more time away from girlfriend Kristen Stewart!

The Rover hits theaters later this year.

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