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Robert Pattinson Recruited For 'Mission: Blacklist'

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R.Pattz has his sights on Saddam Hussein.

The "Twilight" star will soon transition into the realm of nonfiction as he's signed on to star in the military thriller, "Mission: Blacklist," according to Deadline.

"Mission: Blacklist" is based on "Mission: Black List #1: The Inside Story of the Search for Saddam Hussein — As Told by the Soldier Who Masterminded His Capture" (note that Hollywood continues to try to cut as many words as possible from a title as it turns "Black List" into "Blacklist" and cuts, like, two-thirds of the rest of the title). The book, written by real-life military interrogator Eric Maddox, goes into the details of the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein, a process that involved Maddox's psychologically subtle, non-violent methods of interrogation.

No word yet on what role Robert Pattinson will be playing, but our money's on Maddox himself. R.Pattz is ready for a really juicy, realistic, non-romantic role like this one — bring it!

"Mission: Blacklist" will be adapted by "Band of Brothers" writer and producer Erik Jendresen and directed by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire, whose last film, "Johnny Mad Dog," screened at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Prize of Hope.

Robert Pattinson will be seen at this year's Cannes Film Festival in David Cronenberg's latest cinematic wild ride, "Cosmopolis." He'll also be seen seducing women to and fro in "Bel Ami," opening June 8, and will be portraying Edward Cullen one final time in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," opening Nov. 16.

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