Pattinson in Saddam Hussein movie

London: Actor Robert Pattinson has been roped in to star in "Mission: Blacklist", a thriller about Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein.

The British actor will take a prominent role in the military thriller about the search for Hussein, reports contactmusic.com.

The film, directed by Jean Stephane Sauvaire, is based on the novel "Mission: Black List #1" by Eric Maddox and David Seay.