Robert Pattinson finally has a director for Mission: Blacklist

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson has been eerily quiet lately.  Maybe I just got used to hearing his name every five minutes during the height of the Twilight craze, but I’m a little surprised he hasn’t a had a movie come out since COSMOPOLIS last August.  He does have a slew of movies on the way, but the project I was most excited for was MISSION: BLACKLIST, but it kind of died down after it was first announced at Cannes last year.  It lost Jean-Stephane Suavaire, but today we learned that Jesper Ganslandt (BLONDIE) will be taking over as director on the project.  I’m surprised they went with a relatively unknown director, but there’s still reason to be excited about the project.  It’s based on a true story and the script was written by Erik Jendresen from the ‘Band of Brothers’ series, along with Dylan Kussman and Trace Sheehan.  Check out the synopsis below for what we can expect from Robert Pattinson. (Deadline)

The official Amazon synopsis of Eric Maddox’s book “Mission: Blacklist #1: The Inside Story of the Search for Saddam Hussein—As Told by the Soldier Who Masterminded His Capture”: In July of 2003, Staff Sergeant Eric Maddox was deployed to Baghdad alongside intelligence analysts and fellow interrogators. Their assignment was clear: gather actionable intelligence—leads that could be used to launch raids on High Value Targets within the insurgency. But, as Maddox recounts, hunting for the hidden links in the terrorist network would require bold and untested tactics, and the ability to never lose sight of the target, often hiding in plain sight.  After months of chasing down leads, following hunches, and interrogating literally hundreds of detainees, Sergeant Maddox uncovered crucial details about the insurgency. In his final days in Iraq, he closed in on the dictator’s inner circle and, within hours of his departure from the country, pinpointed the precise location of Saddam’s Tikrit spider hole. Maddox’s candid and compelling narrative reveals the logic behind the unique interrogation process he developed and provides an insider’s look at his psychologically subtle, nonviolent methods. The result is a gripping, moment-by-moment account of the historic mission that brought down Black List #1.

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