Robert Pattinson ("The Twilight Saga") will star in director Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire's Mission: Blacklist. The screenplay was adapted by "Band of Brothers" writer and producer Erik Jendresen from the Harper Collins novel "Mission: Black List #1" written by military interrogator Eric Maddox with Davin Seay. Ross M. Dinerstein, Managing Partner of Preferred Content, is producing alongside Jendresen and Kevin Waller.
Embankment Films, the international sales and distribution company recently launched by international sales veterans Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar will begin selling the film at the upcoming Cannes Film Market.
Mission: Blacklist is a psychological thriller that details the true, inside story of the search for Saddam Hussein and the interrogator, Eric Maddox, who spearheaded his capture.
"This movie is a gripping, edge of your seat thriller,” says Dinerstein. "I have been inspired by Robert and Jean-Stéphane’s dedication to tell this story in the most authentic way possible, and I’m thrilled to add Hugo and Tim to our team.”
Pattinson can next be seen in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, which is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Sauvaire's last film, Johnny Mad Dog, premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Prize of Hope.