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Robert Pattinson Exits Saddam Hussein Thriller 'Mission: Blacklist' (Exclusive) - TheWrap

Robert Pattinson Exits Saddam Hussein Thriller 'Mission: Blacklist' (Exclusive) - TheWrap | Robert Pattinson Daily News, Photo, Video & Fan Art | Scoop.it

Robert Pattinson has exited “Mission: Blacklist,” an indie thriller about the hunt for Saddam Hussein, due to scheduling issues, TheWrap has learned.

First announced in May 2012, Pattinson was attached to play military interrogator Eric Maddox, who spearheaded Hussein's capture.

With two films premiering at Cannes, Pattinson is coming off a very active period. He just wrapped Anton Corbijn's “Life” with Dane DeHaan and did not have sufficient time to prepare for his demanding role in “Mission: Blacklist,” an individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap.

The role of Maddox will now be recast, and the filmmakers hope to start production this fall.

 

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http://www.thewrap.com/robert-pattinson-exits-saddam-hussein-thriller-mission-blacklist-exclusive/

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Robert Pattinson, Indie Cinema and social media marketing

Robert Pattinson, Indie Cinema and social media marketing | Robert Pattinson Daily News, Photo, Video & Fan Art | Scoop.it

According to Christine Vachon, independent film producer, at the recent 4th annual American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland:

"These days when there’s a lot of downward pressure on the budgets of the movies we make, when we have to be more and more inventive about how to make our films work with the amount of money we have, we really need to be able to chart the audience. I only succeed as a movie producer if my movies make their money back. And the only way I can do that is to have an idea who the audience for my films is, and how to reach them.

It’s very hard to separate the creative and the financial. Directors these days really have to understand the business of film otherwise they can’t keep making films. I have to continue to make the creative and the financial work together and still make the film that we want to make."

 

The community of fans have become an important vehicle for the sharing of promotional stuff and, if properly and skillfully stimulated , they fondly contribute  to the success of a  film promotion, especially for indie films.

 

The promotion of the films of Robert Pattinson, greatly devoted to indie films, could be more powerful due to his world-wide fandom.

 

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http://www.robertpattinsonmoms.com/blog/2013/11/robert-pattinson-indie-cinema-and-social-media-marketingrobert-pattinson-cinema-indipendente-e-social-media-marketing/ (eng/it)

RPattinson-Daily's insight:

Grear article with analysis of current situation with promo of Robert Pattinson' film projects.

Indie producers who work with him have to understand the marketing and promotional phenomena of Robert Pattinson for the fortune of their projects on market. It will be good for them, for HIM  and for us - his fans...

 

GREAT RESPECT FOR ARTICLE, FEARLESSMORE!!!!

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"Mission: Blacklist" UPDATES

"Mission: Blacklist" UPDATES | Robert Pattinson Daily News, Photo, Video & Fan Art | Scoop.it

Jesper Ganslandt has been tapped to direct Robert Pattinson in the psychological thriller Mission: Blacklist, about a brilliant young military interrogator who spearheads the capture of Saddam Hussein.

Pic is based on the life of soldier-turned-intelligence agent Eric Maddox, who funneled his experiences into the 2008 nonfic book Mission: Black List #1 – The Inside Story Of The Search For Saddam Hussein – As Told By The Soldier Who Masterminded His Capture.

The Code Entertainment project was announced at Cannes last year, back when Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire was set to direct. Following Sauvaire’s departure, Ganslandt stepped in and will make his English-language debut after directing three features — Blondie, The Ape, and Falkenberg Farewell — in his native Sweden.

Filming is scheduled for the fall.

 

Source: http://www.deadline.com/2013/07/jesper-ganslandt-robert-pattinson-saddam-hussein-mission-blacklist/ via http://missionblacklistmovie.blogspot.ru

 

TheImproper:

Original “Mission” Director Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire bailed on the project. Ganslandt is an unknown quantity because he’s never shot a picture in English! But at least the film is still heading toward production.

In the true story, Pattinson plays Eric Maddox a military interrogator who was instrumental in the capture of Saddam Hussein.

But there is some question about how the film will shake out. The production applied for, and just received, a tax break from the State of California. But that means 70 percent of its production budget must be spent there. Principal photography is set to start in September.

 

Source: http://www.theimproper.com/84166/robert-pattinsons-film-line-up-suddenly-gets-a-lot-sketchier/

 

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Sapulpa Daily Herald: More about Maddox's Story and Mission:BlackList

Sapulpa Daily Herald: More about Maddox's Story and Mission:BlackList | Robert Pattinson Daily News, Photo, Video & Fan Art | Scoop.it

Maddox: “I wanted to serve my county.”
He served three years as an airborne ranger. Although he qualified for Officer Candidate School, he chose to remain in the enlisted ranks. He re-ensisted and joined one of the U.S. Army’s language programs.
He was certified in Mandarin  Chinese and worked at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China. In 2001, he decided to leave the army.  Following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York City, N.Y., Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., Maddox chose to still serve. “9/11 changed the world for everyone,” he said.
He enlisted for three more years. In 2003, he was not allowed to go to Iraq. The army then sought out an interrogator with a special forces background.
“You leave in 10 days,” army officials told him. Maddox packed up and flew to Baghdad, Iraq, where he signed in at the Joint Special Forces Command.
“There were six interrogators total,” Maddox said. “There were also case officers in a task force. They were a really cool group.”
The U.S. Military was almost at an impasse because the prisoners were not talking. Maddox completed over 20 interrogations within three days.
He realized the insurgents were civilians. They had families, and all these families were connected. Most of these prisoners grew up under Hussein’s regime, and they were accustomed to interrogation and then execution. They were not willing to undergo what they perceived to be their doom with the U.S. military.
“The techniques were not working,” Maddox said. “We needed to find out what made them tick.”
By the end of the first week, the task force invited him to go on the raids with them so he could interrogate insurgents on-site.
Maddox said the Iraqi prisoners whom he and the others interrogated were “normal humans with jobs and families.”
“At the end of the day, they intended to go home,” he said.
He decided to change his approach. He began documenting family, friendships and business relationships. The connections he diagramed included Hussein’s inner circle and even from where and by whom Hussein received his favorite fish and who drove for whom.
“His astute reading of the new contours of society and power in post-Saddam Iraq prompted him to move away from the prevailing Baghdad-centric focus on HVTs and to concentrate instead on the intricate web of tribal affiliations that re-emerged with new force following Saddam’s defeat,” intelligence officials said. “It was by painstakingly constructing from bottom to top the tribal network driving the insurgency that Maddox was able to zero-in on Saddam’s location.”
In November, 2003, the task force was looking for Hussein’s personal body guards. After unsuccessful searches, they found members of Hussein’s core group.
On Dec. 12, 2003, Maddox was leaving Iraq when he received the news the task force made a final raid. He went back and found that they captured one of the body guards whom Maddox suggested they locate and interrogate. He recognized the body guard because he did his homework. The body guard said he recognized Maddox by his shirt.
Maddox wore that blue shirt for months – grit, sand, mud, perspiration, blood and all.
After that interrogation, U.S. forces located Saddam Hussein hiding in a bunker underneath the sands of Iraq, following a rope which lead to a trap door near a farm house.
"Ladies and gentlemen, we got him!" said L. Paul Bremer, head of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, in his address to U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency officials.
Maddox returned to the U.S. and now works as a civilian interrogator with the government. In 2008, he published the details of his adventures in Iraq, “Mission: Black List No.1: The Inside Story of the Search for Saddam Hussein — As Told by the Soldier Who Masterminded His Capture.” Last summer, it was announced Erik Jendresen, the writer and producer of “Band of Brothers” wrote the screenplay for the movie “Operation: Blacklist” based on Maddox’s accounts. Actor Robert Pattinson, from the “Twilight” series will play Maddox in the Embankment Films production directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire.

The movie is in the preproduction process and is scheduled to show not only in the U.S., but also in Cannes, France, the Middle East and North Africa. It is scheduled for release in the summer of 2014.

 

Source: http://www.sapulpaheraldonline.com/articles/2013/04/20/news/doc5172d219ac4b4997029890.txt

 

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Video of News On 6 Interview  with Eric Maddox about How He Tracked Down Saddam Hussein: http://www.newson6.com/category/121535/video-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8813138

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Eric Maddox Talks About Mission: Blacklist and Robert Pattinson

Eric Maddox Talks About Mission: Blacklist and Robert Pattinson | Robert Pattinson Daily News, Photo, Video & Fan Art | Scoop.it

Eric Maddox - interrogator, author of book "Mission:Blacklist", responsible for the process of finding and capturing Saddam Hussein.

This same story is encapsulated in his book, “Mission: Blacklist #1,” on which a movie will be based starring Robert Pattinson, who will play Maddox.

“Somebody wants to make a movie about my story - it’s very exciting,” Maddox said.

Maddox said he has already met and gotten to know Pattinson. “He’s a great guy,” Maddox said. “When they brought his name up to me, I had never heard of him before. I don’t believe in vampire movies and stories. I just didn’t know who he was.”

Maddox said he wore a single blue shirt for months in his search for Hussein, with no other changes of clothes. The shirt has a bigmouth bass embossed on it, Velcro pockets and bloodstains. “I’ve still got it [the shirt.] I think Rob is gonna wear it in the movie,” Maddox said.

Maddox had to wait five years to tell his story and write the book due to the U.S. government preferring to keep it classified, he said. “Since then, the United States government wanted me to endorse the movie, and wanted me to say who I am and what I do,” he said.

 

Read more: http://www.oudaily.com/news/2013/mar/28/maddox-full-story/

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Robert Pattinson's Next Project "Mission: Blacklist" - Fan Art & Book Excerpt

Robert Pattinson's Next Project "Mission: Blacklist" - Fan Art & Book Excerpt | Robert Pattinson Daily News, Photo, Video & Fan Art | Scoop.it

Robert Pattinson will be taking post 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 in 2003. Pattinson is playing Maddox. The war hero has given the Twilight star the thumbs up to play him after spending 14 hours with the Brit.

 

"I started talking fast, to keep him from trying to tell us what he didn’t know. “I have a job to do, Rafi. It’s very simple. I need to catch the bad guys. If I do my job, my boss will like me. If you help me do my job, I will like you. Then I will hep you. Do you want me to help you, Rafi?”

He nodded meekly.

“I know you do. And the way you can help me is to give me the names and locations of as many terrorists as you can.”

“I want to say something,” he interjected before I stopped him again.

“Rafi, I’m going to let you speak. But please don’t tell me that you don’t know any terrorists.” I took a deep breath. “Now, what are you never, ever going to tell me again?”

“I am never going to tell you that I don’t know any terrorists.”

“Good,” I said. “So what do you want to say?”

“I want to say that when I am free, I hope you will not forget my name and that we can work together for many years to come.”

“Why would I set you free, Rafi?”

“Because I am innocent.”

I let myself get angry again. “Do I care about your innocence?” I shouted. “I only care about one thing, Rafi. What is that?” He looked confused and frightened. “My job, you shithead! That’s all I care about!” I stood over the prisoner and barked. “What is my job, Rafi?”

“To catch the bad guys, mister,” he replied, trembling.

“Are you going to help me catch the bad guys, Rafi?”

 

Excerpt from the book: “Mission Blacklist”, by Eric Maddox. (Chapter 4, “Dogs of war” 1100 30JUL2003”)

Copyright: Eric Maddox and Davin Seay

 

Source: http://overkristen.tumblr.com/post/42514913808/pattinson-will-be-taking-post-in-mission

 

According to Embankment Films, start of principal photography will be in  April 2013, delivery - summer 2014.

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Embankment Films: “Mission Blacklist” UPDATED Filming Schedule & Location Information - NO IRAQ

Embankment Films: “Mission Blacklist” UPDATED Filming Schedule & Location Information - NO IRAQ | Robert Pattinson Daily News, Photo, Video & Fan Art | Scoop.it

The start date for Principal Photography is April 2013.

There’s an update also on location: “It will not be Iraq, they start shooting in April.” (source: Embankment Films / https://twitter.com/blacklistmovie)

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MTV | Robert Pattinson's Future Is About To Get 'Really Tough'

MTV | Robert Pattinson's Future Is About To Get 'Really Tough' | Robert Pattinson Daily News, Photo, Video & Fan Art | Scoop.it
'Breaking Dawn' star heads into the future with 'The Rover' and into the depths of Iraq with 'Mission: Blacklist.'...

As "Twilight" fades into the rearview mirror, Robert Pattinson's future is looking very bright. Well, that's not entirely true — when looking at one of Pattinson's upcoming projects, "The Rover," the future actually looks pretty bleak.

Pattinson stars alongside Guy Pearce in director David Michod's "The Rover," a futuristic Western set in the Australian desert. Pearce stars as Eric, a no-nonsense loner who loses his car and only remaining possessions when he's robbed by a gang. Eric forcefully enlists one of the abandoned and wounded gang members, Rey (Pattinson), to help him track down the gang and get his belongings back at any cost. It's a complicated and dangerous plot indeed, but it's also one that Pattinson is more than happy to embrace.

"It's a really tough script," he told MTV News while promoting "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2." "I don't really know, I don't even know how to talk about it yet. It's one of the best I've read. It's one of my top five favorite scripts I've read since I started doing this. It's really nerve-racking."

Nerve-racking as "The Rover" is, it pales in comparison to the real-life dangers presented by "Mission: Blacklist," Pattinson's upcoming war movie based on the true story of Army interrogator Eric Maddox, who was involved in the capture of Saddam Hussein. The role requires Pattinson to film in Iraq, which understandably made his family members uncomfortable at first — but the actor thinks his loved ones are beginning to warm up to the idea.

"My parents seem to be coming around to it now," he said with a laugh. "That's strange. I don't know what happened."

 

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Production Weekly Updates “MISSION: BLACKLIST” Status

Production Weekly Updates “MISSION: BLACKLIST” Status | Robert Pattinson Daily News, Photo, Video & Fan Art | Scoop.it

Prod Weekly update: “MISSION: BLACKLIST” STATUS: April 28

LOCATION: California
PREFERRED CONTENT
PRODUCER: Ross M. Dinerstein - Kevin Waller

WRITER: Erik Jendressen - Dylan Kussman - Trace Sheehan
DIRECTOR: Jesper Ganslandt

CAST: Robert Pattinson
CODE ENTERTAINMENT
Unlike other Interrogators fresh out of training, Eric Maddox (Pattinson) has a brilliant and beautiful mind. He has a unique ability to decipher highly complex patterns from seemingly random events. His mission is to trap the world's most wanted man, Saddam Hussein – and he must defy his superiors to uncover his prey. The closer he gets to the truth, the more dangerous the hunt becomes. Based on the book Mission: Black List #1 - The Inside Story of the Search for Saddam Hussein - As Told by the Soldier Who Masterminded His Capture by Eric Maddox with Davin Seay.

http://www.productionweekly.com/production-weekly-issue-875-thursday-december-5-2013-80-listings-17-pages/

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Mission: Blacklist Production Updates from Embankment Films

Mission: Blacklist Production Updates from Embankment Films | Robert Pattinson Daily News, Photo, Video & Fan Art | Scoop.it

Embankment Films updated the Mission: Blacklist page on their website.
Here’s the updated status of the film:

Mission:Blacklist will begin shooting in Q2 2014.

Film will be ready for distribution in Q1 2015.

 

Source: http://www.embankmentfilms.com/films/mission-blacklist.html

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Robert Pattinson’s Busy Schedule - Overlapping Projects

Robert Pattinson’s Busy Schedule - Overlapping Projects | Robert Pattinson Daily News, Photo, Video & Fan Art | Scoop.it
RPattinson-Daily's insight:

According to current information about shooting schedule of Robert Pattinson's forthcoming projects:

1) David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, to feature Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon, and Evan Bird is to begin filming in July in Los Angeles and Toronto.

2) EmbankmentFilms is announcing shooting of Mission: Blacklist in late summer 2013 (August).

3) Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert, in which Robert Pattinson is to star opposite Naomi Watts and James Franco, starts shooting in Morocco in September, as it was tweeted by a Queen of the Desert co-producing company Division Films.

 

The result of that is dramatic overlapping of shooting schedules...Will they  be rearranged? Or there is high probability of Robert's drop out of one of these projects..

 

Sources:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/mia-wasikowska-olivia-williams-join-519449

http://www.embankmentfilms.com/films/mission-blacklist.html

https://twitter.com/DivFilm/status/314905190878806017

 

Fan Art - Creations By Jules (http://creationsbyjules.tumblr.com)

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Misson: Blacklist's screenwriter Dylan Kussman talks about project and Robert Pattinson

Misson: Blacklist's screenwriter Dylan Kussman talks about project and Robert Pattinson | Robert Pattinson Daily News, Photo, Video & Fan Art | Scoop.it

Missionblacklistfrance got the chance to interview the screenwriter for Misson: Blacklist's - Dylan Kussman. Here are the parts in which he mentions Rob and the movie.

Q: Tell us about your work for Mission: Blacklist and how you ended up being a part of this project?
A: "I became involved with Mission: Blacklist when head writer and Executive Producer Erik Jendresen contacted me about contributing to the project. At the time, he and his co-writer Trace Sheehan were deeply immersed in adapting Staff Sergeant Maddox's book, Mission: Black List #1, and were looking for an additional voice to help flesh out the main character and structure his remarkable story as a movie...."

Q: Was it complicated for you to work on this book and, particularly, on this subject?
A: "The most challenging part about working on the project for me personally was absorbing the vast amount of research Erik and Trace had compiled before I came onboard.  On top of the book itself, there were hundreds of pages of interviews they'd conducted with the Staff Sergeant, firsthand accounts of the Iraq War and of the American presence in Baghdad and Tikrit after Saddam's fall -- I had to get up to speed in a hurry.  ... Incredible human beings don't always make compelling onscreen protagonists, but between the work we've done as writers, Jean Stephane Sauvaire's guiding hand as director, and Robert Pattinson's committment to playing this inspiring figure with the fearless honesty for which he's known, I don't think that will be the case here."

Q: Did you work directly with Eric Maddox to sort out what to take or not take from the book?
A: "Both Erik Jendresen and Trace Sheehan worked more directly with Eric Maddox than I did, and Mr. Pattinson has spent an extended amount of time with him at this point. They will be able to speak to your question better than me."

Q: What do you think of Robert Pattinson's choice as the lead man?
A: "Robert Pattinson is a phenomenal choice. We were all thrilled when he came onboard. More importantly, after spending lengthy one-on-one time with Staff Sergeant Maddox, and getting Maddox's personal blessing to portray him in the movie ... he is the only choice."

 

Read more (in English and French):

http://missionblacklistfrance.blogspot.fr/2013/04/interview-exclusive-de-dylan-kussman.html

 

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Embankment Films: 'Mission:Blacklist' Listed at Hong Kong FilmMart 2013

Embankment Films: 'Mission:Blacklist' Listed at Hong Kong FilmMart 2013 | Robert Pattinson Daily News, Photo, Video & Fan Art | Scoop.it

Embankment Films have listed 'Misson: Blacklist' on their line-up for Filmart 2013. FilmMart, Hong Kong's International Film & TV Market, will be held at 18-23 March.


Source:

http://www.embankmentfilms.com/markets.html

http://www.embankmentfilms.com/assets/EMBANKMENT_FILMS_FA_2013_LINE_UP.pdf

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Robert Pattinson Interview with Premiere about ‘Mission: Blacklist’ (03/05/2012)

Robert Pattinson Interview with Premiere about ‘Mission: Blacklist’ (03/05/2012) | Robert Pattinson Daily News, Photo, Video & Fan Art | Scoop.it

Translation: 

Robert Pattinson, who is bound to suprise a lot of people ... when Cosmopolis will be presented at Cannes, ... doesn’t seem to want to stop there yet. The ‘adult’ turn the star star is taking will go further with Mission: Blacklist, the new movie by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, director of the impressive Johnny mad Dog in 2008. The movie is a thriller inspired by Eric Maddox’s book, the military interrogator who was the brain of the operation that lead to the capture of Saddam Hussein in December 2003. Erik Jendresen, screenwriter for Band of Brothers is in charge of the adaptation, with ashooting that should be starting in the fall.‘We’re going to do some scout locations in Iraq soon.’

“As jean-Stéphane is used to work with non professional actors, I thought I had no chance of getting the role,” Robert Pattinson told us recently. “But we met a few times and we clicked. He found a fascinating way to treat that subject. It’s weird because it’s a movie about war but it’s essentially focusing on the interrogations. The language and the barriers he could create played an important role. But it’s essentially teh story of a true sldier, Eric Maddox, with who we’re leaving for Iraq soon for some scouting.’

“Jean-Stéphane is truly surprising” says Pattinson. ”He has talent when it comes to meeting people. Like, for example, out of nowhere, he got to spend some time with the Iraqi Minister of Culture. he also got to meet this guys who was a former chief of the Hussein clan and he was really closed to him. I asked him: ‘How do you get to meet a man like that?’ He said he met him in a bar in Paris!”

After Johnny Mad Dog, immersed in the every day life of extremely violent kids – turned solders – in Liberia, Sauvaire seems to have found a new subject cut out for his explosive film making technics. “Johnny Mad Dog was an extremely strong piece, that possessed a truly documentary value, while still being cinematic,” says Pattinson with enthusiasm. ”I cannot wait to work with him on Mission: Blacklist. It’s going to be a f***ing good movie.”


Translation via RP Life (http://thinkingofrob.com/2012/05/03/new-robert-pattinson-interview-with-premiere-about-mission-blacklist/)

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Metro | Robert Pattinson: The end of 'Twilight'

Metro | Robert Pattinson: The end of 'Twilight' | Robert Pattinson Daily News, Photo, Video & Fan Art | Scoop.it

Starring as Edward Cullen, the moody vampire at the center of the "Twilight" series, Robert Pattinson has achieved worldwide stardom -- something that doesn't sit well with the British actor. "I have a weird mental disorder where the only thing I can ever hear is the negative stuff," he tells us. "It doesn't matter how many people say anything complimentary, it's always the negative."

Of his fame, he says: "Maybe I feel like I don't particularly deserve it yet, so I really want to do something worthwhile in my head and struggle for a long time."

What drives him: As evidenced by recent choices -- including David Cronenberg's challenging "Cosmopolis,"  he's not afraid of risk. "I signed up for a lot of stuff in the last year. I was really fixated on working with a lot of people who are kind of dangerous," he says. "The business part of show business has really just taken a big s-- on the show aspect of it, and so I think anyone who has any visibility should be trying to do something that is really, really subversive. I think it would be interesting trying to get really subversive stuff into the mainstream. You're in the cinema not just as a consumer but as a participant."

It's that sensibility that led him to sign up for the lead in "Mission: Blacklist," a film to be made in Iraq next year. "That's probably out of anybody's comfort zone," Pattinson offers of the film, which is based on a true story. "It's about this guy call Eric Maddox who was an Army interrogator who almost single-handedly found Saddam Hussein. No one really knows the story of it, and the story's absolutely amazing and kind of hilarious in some ways and bizarre."

That project teams Pattinson with French director Jean-Stephane Sauvaire. "I think that's like his thing," says Pattinson. "I wanted him to be in his comfort zone, so we were both pushing, saying we need to shoot this in Iraq -- that's the whole point."
You can tell where his passions lie by the fact that, during this interview, the actor talks more about "Mission: Blacklist" than "Twilight." ... It's already predicted to be the highest-grossing effort in the series. And the actor is busy lining up another high-profile project, lest he lose his ability to get the riskier ones made. "This year I'm thinking I should probably try to do a movie which at least one person will see," he says, "so I'm trying to figure that out now."

 

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Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, 'Mission: Blacklist' Director, Talks About Rob and the Movie

Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, 'Mission: Blacklist' Director, Talks About Rob and the Movie | Robert Pattinson Daily News, Photo, Video & Fan Art | Scoop.it

Q:You worked with Robert Pattinson? How was it to work with the star?
A: It seems at the same time that Rob Pattinson ... I was interested in Robert because the same, I think he has in real life, he has a great personality and that's why he's so famous today. That's why everybody likes him like this because he's so unique and I'm really interested working with this guy because... and I saw Cosmopolis for example, his last film, and I think he did a great performance, you know, he's amazing in the film, he's totally different as in real life, at the same time you believed his character. I mean he's amazing and the character he has to do in my film, in 'Mission Blacklist', it's a tough character, I mean it's not at all what we can imagine from Rob Pattinson, or what we know about this guy so it's gonna be really interesting I'm sure he's gonna be great because he's really intense and he has this ... I know that he is a great actor inside, I'm really excited in working with him on this film and we're gonna do the same, you know living in Iraq, doing some rehearsals and as it's based on a true story we're gonna work with Eric Maddox, who's the real person on which is based the story so it's gonna be interesting to mix work with as well Iraqi non (or known?) professional actors because the film is in Iraq, it () during the war, I want to, the same, you know, in being between fiction and documentary.

 

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