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May 03, 2012

Robert Pattinson To Play Saddam Hussein’s Captor!

It’s not enough that heartthrob Robert Pattinson, 25, is an eternally romantic vampire, lusted after by human women, but now he’s tagged to star as the soldier who captured Saddam Hussein.

British hunk, Pattinson, or Edward Cullen as many young girls dreamily scribble in their notebooks, takes on the role of Eric Maddow, the military interrogator that helped capture the former Iraqi President.

“This movie is a gripping, edge of your seat thriller,” says producer Ross M. Dinerstein. “I have been inspired by Robert and Jean-Stéphane’s dedication to tell this story in the most authentic way possible.”

The film is based on the book Mission: Black List #1, which was written by Maddow and Davin Seay. The thriller will be directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, with a screenplay by Band of BrothersEric Jendresen.

We’re happy to see that Edward–I mean, Robert–is expanding his acting repertoire. He’ll be at the Cannes Film Festival next month promoting David Cronenberg‘s adaptation of Don DeLillo‘s Cosmopolis. No doubt, with on-screen and off-screen love Kristen Stewart in tow.

Still, we wait anxiously for the Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Everyone needs a little star-crossed lovin’ in their lives, (says the multi-billion-dollar Twilight franchise).