Robert Pattinson Bails on Saddam Hussein Film 'Mission: Blacklist'


Robert Pattinson


The 'Bel Ami' actor bows out of the indie thriller, in which he was attached to play military interrogator Eric Maddox, due to scheduling issues.

Robert Pattinson has exited "Mission: Blacklist". A rep confirms to Gossip Cop that the British heartthrob is forced to leave the project due to scheduling conflicts, with TheWrap reporting that the actor did not have sufficient time to prepare for his demanding role in the military thriller after having just wrapped up Anton Corbijn's "Life".

The Edward Cullen of the "Twilight" movie series was initially on board to play an interrogator who spearheaded the search for former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The indie movie is based on noval "Mission: Black List #1" by Maddox and Davin Seay.

The lead role of Maddox will be recast with an eye to start production this fall. Jesper Ganslandt is still attached to direct with the script written by Erik Jendresen, Dylan Kussman and Trace Sheehan.

Pattinson has two films, David Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars" and David Michod's "The Rover", scheduled to be premiered at Cannes Film Festival this May. The 27-year-old is also set to star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in James Gray's "The Lost City of Z" and share screen with Carey Mulligan in James Marsh-directed thriller "Hold on to Me".

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Braless Gigi Hadid Risks Wardrobe Malfunction in Pajama-Like Jumpsuit
  2. Will Ferrell's 'The House' Co-Star Speaks Up About Mariah Carey's Diva Behaviors on Set
  3. Fighting Over Karrueche? Chris Brown's Crew Allegedly Confronts Migos at BET Awards After-Party
  4. Going Too Far? Halsey Shades Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry
  5. 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Features Surprise Return of 'Iron Man' Character
  6. Jamie Foxx Says Dating at 49 Is 'Tough' Amid Katie Holmes Romance Rumors
  7. Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez on Me' Creators Slapped With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
  8. Meet Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes' Youngest Daughter Amada
  9. 'Avengers: Infinity War' Set Photos Reveal Iron Man's New Suit
  10. 'Toy Story': Sad Backstory of Andy's Father Debunked by Writer

CELEBS PHOTO