Robert Pattinson to star in Saddam Hussein movie 'Mission: Blacklist'

robert-pattinson-new-movie-pictures-saddam-hussein-mission-blacklist.jpg "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson is going from hunting bears as a vampire to hunting down Saddam Hussein. Deadline reports that the actor has signed on for the upcoming film, "Mission: Blacklist," the true-life story of military interrogator Eric Maddox, who spearheaded Hussein's capture on Dec. 13, 2003.

The script for the movie is based on Maddox's novel, "Mission: Black List #1." Erik Jendresen ( "Band of Brothers") penned the adaptation, and Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire is set to direct.

"This movie is a gripping, edge of your seat thriller," Ross M. Dinerstein, one of the film's producers and managing partner of Preferred Content, says in a statement. "I have been inspired by Robert and Jean-Stéphane's dedication to tell this story in the most authentic way possible."

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