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Robert Pattinson Drops Out Of Saddam Hussein Thriller 'Mission: Blacklist'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 28, 2014 6:23 PM
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The Rover
Robert Pattinson is having a hell of a year. The former “Twilight” star has two films appearing at Cannes 2014 – David Cronenberg’s “Maps To The Stars” and David Michod’s “The Rover.” His already-completed bucket list achievement includes working with Werner Herzog (“Queen of The Desert”), Anton Corbijn (“Life”) and his to-do list includes acting for auteurs like James Gray (“Lost City Of Z”), James Marsh ("Hold on to Me") and director/actor Brady Corbet (“The Childhood of a Leader”).

Robert Pattinson's Saddam Hussein Manhunt Movie 'Mission: Blacklist' Gets A Director

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • July 11, 2013 10:17 AM
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As reported over a year ago at Cannes and with a poster to prove it, there is a movie on its way about the manhunt for Saddam Hussein starring glittery vampire extraordinaire Robert Pattinson. Don't worry, this isn't some teen romantic drama infused with Middle Eastern political intrigue, it's set to be a pretty gritty thriller with the semi-autobiographical novel "Mission: Blacklist #1" as source material and a script written by "Band of Brothers" writer Erik Jendresen, "Dead Poets Society" actor Dylan Kussman, and relative unknown Trace Sheehan.

Look Into His Eyes: Promo Poster For Robert Pattinson's Saddam Hussein Movie 'Mission: Blacklist'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 11, 2012 6:04 PM
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With a role in David Cronenberg's upcoming freak fest "Cosmopolis," Robert Pattinson continues to take on parts that...well, that are as far away from Edward in the "Twilight" movies as possible. And so to that end, last week he signed up to star in the thriller "Mission: Blacklist," and in case you missed the news, he'll be the guy hunting down Saddam Hussein.

Robert Pattinson Will Hunt For Saddam Hussein In 'Mission: Blacklist'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 2, 2012 10:19 PM
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Franchise? Check. Working with an auteur? Check. Making a period movie based on classic book? Check. Looks like one of the last things Robert Pattinson has to check off his bucket list, besides making a comedy (though some would argue he's done that already), is making a movie about an Important Subject. Well, consider it done.

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