Sandra Bullock Circles Tate Taylor’s Tupperware Title; Maya Rudolph Joins the Voice Cast of Disney’s BIG HERO 6; Robert Pattinson Exits MISSION: BLACKLIST

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Here’s today’s latest casting news:

  • Sandra Bullock is circling the lead in Tate Taylor’s untitled Tupperware picture as sales executive Brownie Wise.
  • Maya Rudolph has been revealed as a member of the voice cast of Disney’s Big Hero 6.  T.J. Miller and Jamie Chung also star.
  • Robert Pattinson has departed Mission: Blacklist, an indie thriller centering on the hunt for Saddam Hussein.

Hit the jump for more on each project.

Jesper Ganslandt to Direct Thriller MISSION: BLACKLIST Starring Robert Pattinson

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It’s been over a year since we heard anything regarding the psychological thriller Mission: BlacklistRobert Pattinson signed on to play soldier-turned-intelligence agent Eric Maddox, the man who spearheaded the capture of Saddam Hussein.  Erik Jendresen (Band of Brothers) wrote the screenplay based on Maddox’s 2008 book, Mission: Black List #1 – The Inside Story Of The Search For Saddam Hussein – As Told By The Soldier Who Masterminded His Capture (as a rule, non-fiction books must have at least 15 words in their title)Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire (Johnny Mad Dog) was attached to direct, but now Swedish director Jesper Ganslandt (Falkenberg Farewell) is on board to make his English-language debut.  According to Deadline, filming is set to begin this fall.

As for Pattinson, he’ll be seen later this year in the futuristic western The Rover.  He’s also attached to David Cronenberg‘s Maps to the Stars, James Marsh‘s Hold on to Me, and Lone Scherfig‘s Posh.  Hit the jump for the synopsis of Eric Maddox’s book.

Robert Pattinson to Play the Man Who Led the Capture of Saddam Hussein in MISSION: BLACKLIST

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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 CosmopolisMission: 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.

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