By Sara Vilkomerson
May 03, 2012 at 03:49 PM EDT
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EW has confirmed that Robert Pattinson will star in Mission: Blacklist, a psychological thriller about the search and capture of Saddam Hussein. As first reported by Variety, Jean-Stephane Sauvaire (Johnny Mad Dog) is attached to direct and Erik Jendersen will adapt the script from Mission: Black List #1: The Inside Story of the Search for Saddam Hussein — As Told by the Soldier Who Masterminded His Capture by Eric Maddox and Davin Seay.

Pattinson’s film with director David Cronenberg, Cosmopolisadapted from the Don DeLillo novel — will debut later this month at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Rob Pattinson in ‘Cosmopolis.’ How ’bout we do some wishful thinking?