Actors like Robert Pattinson are sometimes the most interesting ones to watch as they go about crafting their career in Hollywood. Completely written-off as a legitimate talent due to his work on the Twilight series, the British thesp is now making most critics bite their tongues. With an impressive turn in Cosmopolis not too long ago, and lead roles in two very exciting upcoming films (David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars and David Michod’s The Rover), the actor is starting to turn heads again.
Add to that a whole slate of in-development projects (Lost City of Z, Life, Queen of the Desert) that will solidify his status as a leading man even further, and Robert Pattinson is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s most exciting young talents (I never thought I would write that sentence).
Unfortunately, being so busy means that the actor doesn’t have time to squeeze in everything he’s signed on for, and today, we’re hearing from The Wrap that he’s had to drop out of Mission: Blacklist, which was a particularly interesting project.
The psychological thriller tells the true story of military interrogator Eric Maddox, who’s on the hunt for Saddam Hussein, and depicts the events “that led him to uncover the Iraqi leader in a hole in Tikrit.”
It sounds like great material for a film, and I’m sure that director Jesper Ganslandt will be able to find a suitable replacement, but it’s still a shame that Pattinson had to drop out of what sounds like a really interesting story. Apparently the role called for a lot of preparation though, and the actor just didn’t have the time, which is perfectly understandable given his busy slate. Hopefully they’ll be able to find someone to fill his shoes soon though because Mission: Blacklist is a film that sounds like it’s right up my alley.
Once a replacement is announced, we’ll be sure to let you know. For now, though, tell us, are you upset to see Robert Pattinson depart Mission: Blacklist?