Robert Pattinson To Star In Saddam Hussein Film 'Mission: Blacklist'

5/3/2012 8:17am EDT

Robert Pattinson

British actor Robert Pattinson has signed up to star in a new movie detailing the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

The Twilight star will appear in new thriller Mission: Blacklist, which has been adapted from the novel Mission: Black List #1: The Inside Story of the Search for Saddam Hussein by real-life military interrogator Eric Maddox, who helped in the search for Hussein, who was captured in 2003 and executed in 2006.

The film will be directed by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire and is to be touted at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival in France this month.



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