Robert Pattinson to play military interrogator in "Mission Blacklist"

British actor Robert Pattinson arrives at the premiere for the film "Bel Ami" at the Berlinale film festival in Berlin on February 17, 2012. The 62nd Berlinale, the first major European film festival of the year, kicked off on February 9, 2012, with 23 productions screening in the main showcase. Eighteen pictures will vie for the Golden Bear top prize at the event running to February 19, with a jury led by British director Mike Leigh selecting the winner. AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images) GERARD JULIEN

Robert Pattinson arrives at the premiere for the film "Bel Ami" at the Berlinale film festival in Berlin on Feb. 17, 2012.
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(CBS News) Robert Pattinson has been cast in "Mission: Blacklist," a true-life story about Eric Maddox, the military interrogator who helped capture Saddam Hussein in 2003.

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 25-year-old actor will portray Maddox in the psychological thriller that will detail the inside story of the search for Hussein.

"Band of Brothers" writer/producer Erik Jendresen wrote the screenplay based on Maddox's 2008 book, "Mission: Black List #1: The Inside Story of the Search for Saddam Hussein -- As Told by the Soldier Who Masterminded His Capture."

"This movie is a gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller," producer Ross M. Dinerstein said in a press release.

Pattinson will next be seen in the thriller, "Cosmopolis," which premieres at the Cannes Film Festival in May. He stars alongside Uma Thurman in the upcoming drama, "Bel Ami," due out in June. And in November, the British star will end his run in the "Twilight" franchise when "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" hits theaters.

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