Robert Pattinson to Star in Mission: Blacklist
Posted 05.03.12 by Mandy
The Twilight Saga's Robert Pattinson is steadily making progress at putting distance between himself and the tawny-eyed Edward Cullen. The British heartthrob's newest role is starring in the upcoming military thriller Mission: Blacklist.
The movie will be adapted from the book Mission: Black List #1: The Inside Story of the Search for Saddam Hussein — As Told by the Soldier Who Masterminded His Capture. The book was written by military interrogator Eric Maddox and David Seay, and it will be adapted for the screen by Erik Jendersen. Jean-Stephane Sauvaire (Johnny Mad Dog) will direct.
Playing a real-life miliary hero should effectively separate Pattinson even further from his image as a teen sensation. In Bel Ami, he put some distance between himself and the patient, generous, and sweet vampire Edward by playing the manipulative and deceitful George Duroy. Furthermore, David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, which debuts at Cannes later this month, should be gritty and violent enough to all but erase the image of Pattinson glittering in a meadow from many moviegoers minds.