Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Comic-Con: Mad Max: Fury Road Footage Online
And some new images
Comic-Con: Marvel Screens Avengers: Age Of Ultron Footage
Dark times ahead for our heroes
Comic-Con: Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Release Date Confirmed
James Gunn & co back in July 2017
Comic-Con: Marvel Debuts More Ant-Man Test Footage
Scott Lang goes riding
Lucy Defeats Hercules At The US Box Office
Scarlett Johansson triumphs over Dwayne Johnson
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
22 July 2014
Toronto Film Festival Unveils Initial 2014 Schedule
The Drop, The Equalizer, Wild & more will premiere
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Rover
15 August 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Cosmopolis (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Cosmopolis (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Bel Ami (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Pattinson Added to Mission: Blacklist
The hunt for Saddam Hussein

03 May 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Pattinson Added to Mission: Blacklist

All credit to Robert Pattinson – he’s clearly not looking to be pigeonholed now his commitment to the Twilight saga is complete. The actor has just been announced as the star of Jean-Stephane Sauvaire’s military thriller Mission: Blacklist.

With all the talk of Kathryn Bigelow’s Bin Laden drama Zero Dark Thirty, there has been little thought for one of America’s former top targets, the former Iraqi leader who was tracked down in 2003 and executed in 2006.

Now Sauvaire is looking to change that, working from a script by Band Of Brothers writer-producer Erik Jendresen, who has adapted Eric Maddox’s book Mission Black List #1. Maddox was the interrogator who spearheaded the hunt for Hussein, and will likely be a consultant on the movie.

The rights will be for sale at Cannes this year, and with Pattinson in town promoting David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis the timing couldn’t be better.

Cosmopolis is still awaiting a UK release date (we guess that’ll be announced at some point during Cannes), but Pattinson will definitely be seen in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which we know a few of you are waiting to see. That’ll arrive on November 16.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Takashi Shimizu Is Scared Of The Dark
Cast announced for new US/J-horror
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Our official verdict on Marvel's latest addition to their cinematic universe

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

Role By Role With Joel McHale
The star of The Soup and Community on Spider-Man 2 and much more

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)