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Robert Pattinson will play Army interrogator who hunted down Saddam Hussein

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There don't seem to be any actors left in America these days, because Brit vampire Robert Pattinson has been tapped to play Staff Sgt. Eric Maddox, the Army interrogator who helped find Saddam Hussein in 2003. Because when we think of jump-qualified, bronze star-winning, Ranger-trained intelligence officers, slight and pasty Pattinson is the first image that comes to mind.

The 25-year-old will star in Mission: Blacklist, based on the book by Maddox and Devan Seay. It will be directed by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire and written for the screen by Band of Brothers' Eric Jendresen, Us Weekly reports. "This movie is a gripping, edge of your seat thriller, producer Ross M. Dinerstein said. "I have been inspired by Robert and Jean-Stéphane's dedication to tell this story in the most authentic way possible."

Want to make it authentic? At least get a manly man like Michael Fassbender to play Maddox. he may be a civilian now, but he still works with the military. He's gonna get an earful of Twilight jokes for weeks.

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