Robert Pattinson May Lead Screen Hunt For Saddam Hussein

S.T. VanAirsdale

The psychological thriller Mission: Blacklist has attached Robert Pattinson to star as the military interrogator who led the hunt for deposed Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. The film, set to be directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, is going on the block at the Cannes Market later this month; co-producer Ross Dinerstein promises "a gripping, edge of your seat thriller [...] I have been inspired by Robert and Jean-Stéphane’s dedication to tell this story in the most authentic way possible." [Deadline]

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