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Interestingly, the Twilight actor is set to star in the psychological thriller, Mission: Blacklist, inspired by true events.

Below is the full press release via Deadline regarding Pattinson’s upcoming film. There isn’t any word yet on who Pattinson will specifically portray, but our best guess is Maddox. Do you think he can pull off the role of a military interrogator?

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 2, 2012 – Robert Pattinson has come on board to star in the upcoming film “Mission: Blacklist” with Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire committed to direct. The screenplay was adapted by “Band of Brothers” writer and producer Erik Jendresen from the Harper Collins novel Mission: Black List #1 written by military interrogator Eric Maddox with Davin Seay. Ross M. Dinerstein, Managing Partner of Preferred Content, is producing alongside Jendresen and Kevin Waller.

Embankment Films, the international sales and distribution company recently launched by international sales veterans Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar will begin selling the film at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.

”Mission: Blacklist” is a psychological thriller that details the true, inside story of the search for Saddam Hussein and the interrogator, Eric Maddox, who spearheaded his capture.

“This movie is a gripping, edge of your seat thriller,” says Dinerstein. “I have been inspired by Robert and Jean-Stéphane’s dedication to tell this story in the most authentic way possible, and I’m thrilled to add Hugo and Tim to our team.”

Pattinson can next be seen in David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis,” which is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Sauvaire’s last film, “Johnny Mad Dog,” premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Prize of Hope.

WME represents Pattinson, Jendresen, and Sauvaire. Pattinson is managed by 3 Arts Entertainment and represented by the Curtis Brown Group in the UK. Sauvaire is managed by Anonymous Content.

  • 7Starrchasers

    actually sounds really promising…

  • Vajackster

    Are these c@#%s kidding me?

  • Granger Danger

    I’m not a huge fan of Pattinson’s, but this sounds like a film I would actually watch! Hope he can pull it off.

  • ZofTheTwiHard

    Sounds really cool, especially me being one of his fans. So, good for him, especially with the other films that he was in recently being kinda… bad.
    I just really hope that he won’t be Hussein. Although that would be considerably amusing.

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