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
Leonard Nimoy Dies
Beloved Star Trek actor was 83
Exclusive: Charlie Cox Talks Marvel’s Daredevil
Plus a new poster for the Netflix superhero show
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Character Posters Fly In
Update: Nick Fury's online, and he's brought Black Widow and Thor
Exclusive New While We're Young Poster
And a new trailer for Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' midlife-com
First Look At Eddie Redmayne As The Danish Girl
First look at Tom Hooper's new period drama
Harrison Ford Confirmed For Blade Runner 2
Denis Villeneuve is in talks to direct
Jack Huston Eyed As The New Crow
He could flap in to replace Luke Evans
First Trailer For The Lady In The Van
Alan Bennett has a visitor
Sam Mendes Talks Spectre
Skyfall's director on why he returned to the Bond franchise
Red Sonja Prepares For Action Again
Christopher Cosmos hired to write new screenplay
Rosamund Pike Joins The Deep Blue Good-By
Starring with Christian Bale
Blake Lively And Jason Clarke Say All I See Is You
Marc Forster's new psychological drama
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
09 February 2015
Robert Pattinson Fired Up For Brimstone
Carice van Houten also set for the Western 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
Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

The Empire Podcast Oscars 2015 Special
The team's take on the 87th Academy Awards

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Robert Downey Jr. On Age Of Ultron
Tomorrow: Mark Ruffalo talks Bruce Banner...

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)