Robert Pattinson has signed on to play military investigator Eric Maddox—the man who spearheaded the capture of Saddam Hussein—in the psychological thriller Mission: Blacklist. Maddox detailed the search with Davin Seay in the behind-the-scenes book Mission: Black List #1. Writer/producer Erik Jendresen (Band of Brothers) adapted the screenplay; Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire is attached to direct. Embarkment Films will shop around Mission: Blacklist at Cannes.
After the final chapter of the Twilight saga bows in November, Pattinson will make a hard break from the franchise with David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis. Mission: Blacklist sounds like it belongs on the same career path, cementing Pattinson in the adult roles that he always seemed more drawn to. You know, assuming he’s capable of such performances, and we can see him as more than just Edward Cullen. Hit the jump for the book synopsis.