Robert Pattinson to Star in "Mission: Blacklist"


Robert Pattinson and Eric Maddox


From Deadline

LOS ANGELES, CA – May 2, 2012 – Robert Pattinson has come on board to star in the upcomingfilm “Mission: Blacklist” with Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire committed to direct. The screenplay was adapted by “Band of Brothers” writer and producer Erik Jendresen from the Harper Collins novel Mission: Black List #1 written by military interrogator Eric Maddox with Davin Seay. Ross M. Dinerstein, Managing Partner of Preferred Content, is producing alongside Jendresen and Kevin Waller.

Embankment Films, the international sales and distribution company recently launched by international sales veterans Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar will begin selling the film at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.

”Mission: Blacklist” is a psychological thriller that details the true, inside story of the search for Saddam Hussein and the interrogator, Eric Maddox, who spearheaded his capture.

“This movie is a gripping, edge of your seat thriller,” says Dinerstein. “I have been inspired by Robert and Jean-Stéphane’s dedication to tell this story in the most authentic way possible, and I’m thrilled to add Hugo and Tim to our team.”

Pattinson can next be seen in David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis,” which is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Sauvaire’s last film, “Johnny Mad Dog,” premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Prize of Hope.


From The Wrap 

Robert Pattinson will star in “Mission: Blacklist,” a psychological thriller to be directed by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire that will be shopped at Cannes.

The film is based on the novel "Mission: Black List #1," which was written by a man intimately involved in the capture of Saddam Hussein, military interrogator Eric Maddox.

Erik Jendressen, who wrote for and produced "Band of Brothers," adapte the novel for the big screen.

Jendresen is producing with Ross M. DInerstein, managing partner of Preferred Content, and Kevin Waller.

Embankment Films, Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar's new sales and distribution company, will try to sell the film at Cannes.

"This movie is a gripping, edge of your seat thriller," Dinerstein said in a statement. "I have been inspired by Robert and Jean-Stephane's dedication to tell this story in the most authentic way possible, and I'm thrilled to add Hugo and Tim to our team."


From Variety

Robert Pattinson has come on board to star in military thriller "Mission: Blacklist."

Jean-Stephane Sauvaire is committed to direct "Mission," adapted by "Band of Brothers" writer and producer Erik Jendresen from the novel "Mission: Black List #1," written by military interrogator Eric Maddox with Davin Seay.

Ross M. Dinerstein, managing partner of Preferred Content, is producing alongside Jendresen and Kevin Waller.

Embankment Films, the international sales and distribution company recently launched by Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar, will begin selling the film at Cannes.WME Global and Preferred Content will be co-representing North American rights.

"Mission: Blacklist" details the story of the search for Saddam Hussein and the interrogator, Eric Maddox, who spearheaded his capture.

Pattinson can next be seen in David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis," which is premiering at Cannes. Sauvaire's last film, "Johnny Mad Dog," premiered four years ago at Cannes and won the Prize of Hope.


From The Hollywood Reporter
Rob Pattinson is attached to star in Mission: Blacklist, a psychological thriller that aims to tell the true story of the man who spearheaded the capture of Saddam Hussein.

Preferred Content’s Ross M. Dinerstein is producing alongside Erik Jendresen and Kevin Waller.

Jendresen, who was a writer-supervising producer on HBO’s Band of Brothers, wrote the script adapting the book titled Mission: Black List #1: The Inside Story of the Search for Saddam Hussein---As Told by the Soldier Who Masterminded His Capture.

The book was written by Eric Maddox, the Army interrogator who played a key role in pinpointing Hussein's hideout. Davin Seay co-wrote the book. 

Embankment Films, the international sales and distribution company recently launched by sales veterans Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar, will sell the film at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.

Jean-Stephane Sauvaire is attached to direct.


You can learn more about "Mission: Black List" HERE.

Video of Eric Maddox





 
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Comment by Kim on May 2, 2012 at 8:09pm

Ooooh wow! What a role! Awesomesauce for Rob!

Comment by Stini on May 2, 2012 at 8:11pm

cool

Comment by Carmen Rohde on May 2, 2012 at 8:57pm

So that's what the buzz cut was for!  Good for Rob.  I hope that this project is successful for him.

Comment by BB Cullen on May 2, 2012 at 10:22pm
I can't wait to see Rob in this movie!!
Comment by Robertfanxxxx on May 3, 2012 at 12:52am
Rob did say His hair cut is for a Project He is working on, not like I don't like the saved look, Tob can be saved or have hair down to His feet and I will still love Him and think He is the most Beautiful Man in the World!! I am very EXCITED for this Film and I am very happy and PROUD of Rob!! I wish Robsten a long, healthy and happy life and successful career. I will love you Robsten forever and always!! Xxxxxxxx
Comment by Robertfanxxxx on May 3, 2012 at 12:52am
Rob xxxxxxxxx
Comment by JoS on May 3, 2012 at 2:08am

that's so awesome!!!

i'm so proud of Rob!

Comment by erin vega on May 3, 2012 at 3:15am

Good for rob to star in a movie with thia plot

Comment by Nene Pattinson on May 3, 2012 at 10:54am

Rob made a comment a couple of months ago that "no one wants to see me as a solder" and I wondered what that was about.  I'm so happy that he got this part!  We're proud of you Rob! 

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