Robert Pattinson to star as soldier in 'Mission: Blacklist'
May 3rd, 2012
03:06 PM ET

Robert Pattinson to star as soldier in 'Mission: Blacklist'

Robert Pattinson has reportedly lined up a job after the "Twilight" franchise ends with "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," and this time it looks like he'll tell a true story.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Pattinson is set to star in a psychological thriller that will recount the real-life story of the soldier who spearheaded the hunt for Saddam Hussein.

In the film, titled "Mission: Blacklist," the 25-year-old "Twilight" actor will play Army interrogator Eric Maddox.

The real Maddox chronicled his role in uncovering Hussein's location in the book "Mission: Black List #1: The Inside Story of the Search for Saddam Hussein - As Told by the Solider Who Masterminded His Capture," along with co-writer Davin Seay.

"Mission: Blacklist" is said to have Jean-Stephane Sauvaire on board to direct.


Filed under: Casting Chronicles • movies

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Anne Geraldine Urkowitz

    Norman and i feel he is underated.

    May 4, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jay

    A sure path to follow! An intelligent choice as well!

    May 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Michael Peter Caliazzo

    he is unerated as an actor.

    May 3, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Skeptic

    you commented, you must have cared just a teent bit, don't you think?

    May 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sofakingwetodded

    My a$s hurts. Can someone pick the bs out of it? BTW I dont care about this story.

    May 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |

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