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Robert Pattinson to star in ‘Mission: Blacklist’

Jean-Stephane Sauvaire to direct Saddam Hussein capture pic

Robert Pattinson has come on board to star in military thriller “Mission: Blacklist.”

Jean-Stephane Sauvaire is committed to direct “Mission,” adapted by “Band of Brothers” writer and producer Erik Jendresen from the novel “Mission: Black List #1,” written by military interrogator Eric Maddox with Davin Seay.

“Mission: Blacklist” details the story of the search for Saddam Hussein and the interrogator, Eric Maddox, who spearheaded his capture.

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 Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar, will begin selling the film at

Cannes.WME Global and Preferred Content will be co-representing North American rights.

Pattinson can next be seen in David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis,” which is premiering at Cannes. Sauvaire’s last film, “Johnny Mad Dog,” premiered four years ago at Cannes and won the Prize of Hope.

WME represents Pattinson, Jendresen, and Sauvaire. Pattinson is managed by 3 Arts and represented by the Curtis Brown Group in the UK. Sauvaire is managed by Anonymous Content.

The deal was brokered by WME Global’s Graham Taylor and Deborah McIntosh and Preferred Content’s Kevin Iwashina and Christine D’Souza.

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