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Published on May 2nd, 2012 | by Neeki Ashari

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Robert Pattinson to Star as Lead in ‘Mission: Blacklist’

Robert Pattinson (Twilight) has just signed on to play the man who led the capture of Saddam Hussein, in the psychological thriller, Mission: Blacklist. Pattinson will be playing military investigator known as Eric Maddox. Maddox and David Seay detailed the search in the book Mission: Blacklist #1.

The film will be directed by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire, and the screenplay will be adapted by writer/producer Erik Jendresen (Band of Brothers). We have seen Pattinson in a few serious roles other than Twilight, such as Water For Elephants; but this might take it on a whole new level that may show audiences what he is truly capable of.

Everyone has seen the footage: a heavily bearded Saddam Hussein blinking  under the bright lights of infantry cameras, dazed to find himself in  U.S. Army custody. Yet while the breaking news was broadcast around the  world, the story of the remarkable events leading up to that moment on  December 13, 2003 has never before been fully told. Mission: Black List  #1 offers the full, behind-the-scenes account of the search for Saddam  Hussein, as related by the Army interrogator whose individual courage  and sheer determination made the capture possible. In July of 2003,  Staff Sergeant Eric Maddox was deployed to Baghdad alongside  intelligence analysts and fellow interrogators. Their assignment was  clear: gather actionable intelligence – leads that could be used to  launch raids on High Value Targets within the insurgency. But, as Maddox  recounts, hunting for the hidden links in the terrorist network would  require bold and untested tactics, and the ability to never lose sight  of the target, often hiding in plain sight. After months of chasing down  leads, following hunches and interrogating literally hundreds of  detainees, Sergeant Maddox uncovered crucial details about the  insurgency. In his final days in Iraq he closed in on the dictator’s  inner circle and, within hours of his departure from the country,  pinpointed the precise location of Saddam’s Tikrit spider hole. Maddox’s  candid and compelling narrative reveals the logic behind the unique  interrogation process he developed, and provides an insider’s look at  his psychologically subtle, non-violent methods. The result is a  gripping, moment-by-moment account of the historic mission that brought  down Black List #1.

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