Robert Pattinson finally chooses his next role; Mission: Blacklist

Robert Pattinson

I don’t consider myself a huge fan of Robert Pattinson (although the more non-Twilight films I see of his, the more I’m coming around), but even I’ve been caught up in the watch to see what he’s going to do next.  To recap, Robert Pattinson has BEL AMI coming on June 8th, then COSMOPOLIS in the fall, then THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 in November.  After that, Robert Pattinson has a clear schedule.  Well, until now that is.  Next up for Robert Pattinson is a different type of role and one that I’m personally excited to see him in.  He’ll be starring as a military interrogator in MISSION: BLACKLIST.

The film will be based on the true story ‘Mission: Blacklist #1’ that was written by Eric Maddox, who wrote the book based off his own experiences as a military interrogator who hunted down Saddam Hussein.  The movie will focus on the events leading up to Saddam’s eventual capture in Tikrit.  The screenplay will be written by ‘Band of Brothers’ veteran Erik Jendresen, who should be able to churn out a quality screenplay with such a great story to go off of.  And this is a great opportunity for Robert Pattinson, who needs a role like this to further distance himself from the Twilight universe.

But this is in the very early stages and the film doesn’t have a finished script, a start date or even a director.  The idea is to sell the film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where COSMOPOLIS is expected to make a huge splash.  If Robert Pattinson does as well in that film as everyone thinks he will, then MISSION: BLACKLIST should be a no-brainer for any studio.  The only question is whether or not America is still interested in seeing a film about the hunt for Saddam, and whether or not Robert Pattinson can pull off a military interrogator.  (Deadline)

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