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The Playlist: “Robert Pattinson Drops Out of Mission: Blacklist”   4 comments


According to The Playlist, Robert Pattinson has dropped out of Mission: Blacklist. 

Robert Pattinson is having a hell of a year. The former “Twilight” star has two films appearing at Cannes 2014 – David Cronenberg’s “Maps To The Stars” and David Michod’s “The Rover” – his already-completed bucket list achievement includes working with Werner Herzog (“Queen of The Desert”), Anton Corbijn (“Life”)and his to-do list includes acting for auteurs like James Gray (“Lost City Of Z”), James Marsh (“Hold on to Me”) and director/actor Brady Corbet (“The Childhood of a Leader”).

But a busy plate often means something has to go by the wayside. So the Wrap is reporting that Pattinson has dropped out of the Saddam Hussein thriller “Mission: Blacklist.” A psychological thriller, the movie is a true story of military interrogator Eric Maddox on the hunt for the Iraqi leader, and the events that led him to uncover the wanted man in a spiderhole in Tikrit.

“Band Of Brothers” writer and producer Erik Jendresen wrote the script and Swedish filmmaker Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire still attached to direct. Having just wrapped Corbijn’s “Life” alongside Dane DeHaan, Pattinson apparently did not have sufficient time to prepare for the demanding role, so chose to drop out instead. That’s certainly a blog for Sauvaire’s project, but the project does sound pretty juicy so we assume a replacement may not be far behind. Pattinson, in the meantime, may just want a well-deserved rest.

The Rover, Life, Maps to the Stars, Queen of the Desert, The Childhood of a Leader and Mission: Blacklist to be presented at the EFM   Leave a comment


The Rover, Life, Maps to the Stars, Queen of the Desert, The Childhood of a Leader and Mission: Blacklist will be presented at the EFM, part of the Berlinale, which started yesterday and will continue until February 16.

The Rover is being named as ‘Upcoming’ and probably won’t be screened at the EFM.

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Life is in the process of being financed according to the brochure, which you can find HERE

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*VIDEO* Eric Maddox talks about Robert Pattinson and ‘Mission: Blacklist’   Leave a comment

Eric Maddox talks about Mission: Blacklist and Robert Pattinson. Starts at 4:35

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ETA: Maddox mentioned Rob and ‘Mission: Blacklist’ in another interview with KGOU. You can listen the audio at the source, he talks about Rob at 13:25.

Here’s a transcript of what he says:

GRILLOT: So I have to mention here, as we’re finishing up, your book Mission: Blacklist is going to be made into a film. Robert Pattinson’s been cast to play you in your movie. How do you feel about that? What are we going to learn? What are we going to see in this film?

MADDOX: I’m very excited about it. The one thing I’ve asked is that the movie be as real as possible. And working with Rob, that’s the one thing he insists on. He always asks me, ‘Is this real? Did this happen?’ So it’s exciting. We’ll see.

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‘Mission: Blackilist’ Update: New Director, Script Rewrite, Filming Schedule   1 comment


Deadline confirms what we reported a few weeks ago on twitter, is the new director of ‘Mission: Blacklist’. According to the article, filming is schedule to the fall

From Deadline

The Swedish invasion into Hollywood continues. 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 first announced last year in Cannes 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.

The script is by Band of Brothers scribe Erik Jendressen, Dylan Kussman, and Trace Sheehan. Ross M. Dinerstein of Preferred Content is producing alongside Jendressen and Kevin Waller, with Code Entertainment producing and financing the project. Jesper is repped by Paradigm and Magnolia.

Dylan Kussman, ‘Mission: Blacklist’ screenwriter, that first shared the news about Ganslandt, tweeted today a few updates about the script and shooting locations:

ETA: @Blacklist_blog obtained a list from the California Film Comission of productions approved under the Tax Incentive Program. ‘Mission: Blacklist’ is listed with a start of photography date for September 30, 2013.

Mission: Blacklist is approved under the Tax Incentive Program and its start of photography date is September 30, 2013.

Under this program, the production must film either 75% of its days in California, or spend 70% of its production budget in California.

Click here for more details at and to see the full list from the California Film Comission


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Poll of the Day: What Upcoming Rob Movie Are You Most Looking Forward To Seeing?   1 comment


We were having a discussion this morning regarding Rob’s upcoming movies and the ones we wanted to see the most. So we decided to ask you guys which movie you’re most looking forward to seeing. Feel free to to tell us why in the comments! We love reading what you guys have to say. 

*VIDEO* New interview with Eric Maddox – ‘Mission: Blacklist’ starts filming in August   12 comments

News on 6 (Oklahoma) interviewed Eric Maddox.

Now, the story is about to go public in a very mainstream way. Maddox wrote a book a couple of years ago. You probably haven’t seen much of it, but a movie studio immediately bought the rights.

Robert Pattinson, of Twilight fame, has signed on to play Maddox, and the screenplay is being done by the writer behind “Band of Brothers”.

Shooting begins this August.

Meanwhile, Donald Rumsfeld was so eager to keep Maddox’s services, that he established a civilian force of interrogators, hiring Maddox as the very first one.

His work for the Department of Defense continues to this day.

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New interview: Dylan Kussman – Misson: Blacklist’s screenwriter talks about the movie and Rob   4 comments

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.


Tell us about your work for Mission: Blacklist and how you ended up being a part of this project?

“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. It was an honor to be asked to collaborate with two such accomplished and well-respected writers, on a story with such an incredible pedigree, and I accepted without a moment’s hesitation.”

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Eric Maddox talks about Mission: Blacklist and Robert Pattinson   5 comments

Eric Maddox talks about the movie Mission: Blacklist, casting & meeting Rob and what he might wear in the movie

ROBERICMADDOX Eric Maddox – interrogator, author and OU alumnus explained the process of finding and capturing Saddam Hussein and detailed the dilemmas he faced to about 300 people in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Molly Shi Boren Ballroom.
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.

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New/Old Picture of Robert Pattinson and Eric Maddox   3 comments

Posted by Eric Maddox on his Facebook page on November 28, 2012


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‘Mission: Blacklist’ Filming schedule & Location   4 comments

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“According to Embankment Films website, there’s an update on Mission: Blacklist’s schedule: Start of Principal Photography – April 2013 Delivery: Summer 2014. @Blacklistmovie contacted Embankment Films and confirmed the schedule – they’ll start filming in April. And from the same email sent to @blacklistmovie, an update on the location – they’ll NOT film in Iraq”

From  @blacklistmovie:

Confirmation of SPP April 2013; Delivery Summer 2014 for Mission: Blacklist came via email from Hugo Grumbar, a partner @ EMBANKMENT FILMS.

More Mission: Blacklist update directly from Embankment Films re filming location “It will not be Iraq, they start shooting in April.”

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