Robert Pattinson Will Chase Saddam Hussein, Dudes Who Stole His Car

May 4, 2012

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Eager to run free of the weight of a piggy-backed Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson will follow up his Twilight career with roles in which he will chase both Saddam Hussein and whoever who stole his car, assuming those are different people.

The Team Edward captain has officially signed on to star in Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire's Mission: Blacklist, a psychological thriller written by Band of Brothers writer-producer Erik Jendresen from the book of the same name. Pattinson would play real-life military interrogator Eric Maddox, who headed the capture of Iraqi president and popular South Park character Saddam Hussein. Preferred Content's Ross M. Dinerstein is producing, and describes the film as "a gripping, edge of your seat thriller," which definitely sounds exciting and gripping.

Pattinson also just been cast as the lead in Animal Kingdom writer-director David Michôd's next, The Rover. There he'll play a character named Reynolds, "who relentless pursues the men who stole his car through the wild and rough Australian outback." Guy Pearce co-stars in the film, presumably playing the friend who gives Robert Pattinson a ride to relentless pursuit, sparing him the shame of having to show up to relentless pursuit on the bus, in front of all his co-pursuers.

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