Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Rose Byrne Back For X-Men: Apocalypse
Moira MacTaggert will return
Peter Berg In Talks To Take Over Deepwater Horizon
J.C. Chandor has left the film
Jamie Foxx Planning A Sleepless Night
Michelle Monaghan is also set for the remake
Game Of Thrones Launches Season 5 Trailer
They could be heroes (and villains)
Elijah Wood Joins The Trust
He'll co-star with Nicolas Cage
James Franco Directing In Dubious Battle
Bryan Cranston, Vincent D’Onofrio and Robert Duvall all set to star
Geraldine McEwan 1932-2015
The versatile actress has died aged 82
American Sniper Tops US Box Office Again
Project Almanac appears third
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
01 November 2014
Charlie Hunnam Says A Prayer Before Dawn
A new Thai boxing thriller
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Maps To The Stars (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Rover (2014)
Empire Star Rating
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
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!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Joaquin Phoenix Talks Inherent Vice
Plus co-stars Josh Brolin and Katherine Waterston

Stephen Daldry Talks Trash
The Billy Elliot man on his Rio carnival and training as a clown

Colin Firth And Taron Egerton Talk Kingsman: The Secret Service
Plus Samuel L. Jackson on bad-guy duties

A Brief History Of The Ring
Everything you need to know about the J-horror reboot

The X-Men TV Series: 10 Possible Plotlines
Mutants on a budget? We suggest some ideas for Fox’s new franchise extension

10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

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 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month 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  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)