• Robert Pattinson has bowed out of the upcoming Saddam Hussein-related thriller Mission: Blacklist. (AAP)
Robert Pattinson has bowed out of the upcoming Saddam Hussein-related thriller Mission: Blacklist.
Source:
AAP
29 Apr 2014 - 5:50 PM  UPDATED 30 Apr 2014 - 9:48 AM

 

The Twilight star was slated to play the lead role in the film about the hunt for fallen Iraqi dictator, but he has dropped out due to scheduling issues, according to TheWrap.com.

Pattinson has been attached to the film as real-life military interrogator Eric Maddox since May, 2012. Maddox spearheaded the hunt for Hussein in 2003, and wrote the book that inspired the film project.

After Pattinson's role is recast, filmmakers hope to start production later this year.