Robert Pattinson Next Enlisting in the Military for 'Mission: Blacklist'
While his starring role in David Cronenberg's thriller Cosmopolis (which Alex will check out at the Cannes Film Festival later this month), will surely help him shed the image of a sparkly vampire, it sounds like Robert Pattinson is looking to blow away the memory of The Twilight Saga's Edward Cullen with his next project. Deadline has a press release that says Pattinson will star in Mission: Blacklist, a military thriller based on a book by military interrogator Eric Maddox with Davin Seay which chronicles the inside story of the search for Saddam Hussein from the point of view of Maddox himself who spearheaded his capture.
Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, who had his film Johnny Mad Dog premiere at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and won the Prize of Hope, will direct the adaptation which is being scripted by "Band of Brothers" writer and producer Eric Jendresen. It sounds like a great project to help Pattinson continue to shed the image of his character in The Twilight Saga, something I've been looking forward to for quite some time now. Much like Zac Efron's choices after his turn in High School Musical, I always though Pattinson had some talent in him just waiting for the right projects to release it, and we may finally see it over the next couple years.