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Sunday 21 December 2014

Pattinson film gets new director

Robert Pattinson's Mission: Blacklist has a new director
Robert Pattinson's Mission: Blacklist has a new director

Robert Pattinson's Mission: Blacklist has found a new director.

The Twilight star signed up over a year ago to star as Eric Maddox, the military interrogator who played a key role in finding Saddam Hussein, in the psychological thriller.

French filmmaker Jean-Stephane Sauvaire was originally attached to the project, but Deadline reported that following his departure Jesper Ganslandt has stepped in to replace him.

Mission: Blacklist will mark the Swedish director's English-language debut, following three features Blondie, The Ape, and Falkenberg Farewell in his native Sweden.

Shooting is now scheduled to begin in the autumn.

The film is based on the book Mission: Black List #1: The Inside Story Of The Search For Saddam Hussein, written by Maddox and Davin Seay, and has been adapted for the big screen by Band Of Brothers writer and producer Erik Jendresen.

Ross M Dinerstein from production company Preferred Content said last year: "This movie is a gripping, edge of your seat thriller. I have been inspired by Robert's dedication to tell this story in the most authentic way possible."

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