Eric Maddox talks Mission: Blacklist and Robert Pattinson


Of the many movies that Robert Pattinson has in the works this year, Mission: Blacklist, the true story of interrogator Eric Maddox who helped capture Saddam Hussein is definitely up there as on one of my all time favourite books! If you haven’t read it and are a fan of real stories, you will love the pace of this. It’s a real page turner, I couldn’t put it down until I knew they had the bad guy!

In this article, Maddox an OU alumnus explained the process of finding and capturing Saddam Hussein and detailed the dilemmas he faced to about 300 people in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Molly Shi Boren Ballroom. The audience ranged from students to faculty to Maddox’s father.

This same story is encapsulated in his book, “Mission: Blacklist #1,” on which a movie will be based starring Robert Pattinson, who will play Maddox.

“Somebody wants to make a movie about my story – it’s very exciting,” Maddox said.

Maddox said he has already met and gotten to know Pattinson.

“He’s a great guy,” Maddox said. “When they brought his name up to me, I had never heard of him before. I don’t believe in vampire movies and stories. I just didn’t know who he was.”

Maddox said he wore a single blue shirt for months in his search for Hussein, with no other changes of clothes. The shirt has a bigmouth bass embossed on it, Velcro pockets and bloodstains.

“I’ve still got it [the shirt.] I think Rob is gonna wear it in the movie,” Maddox said.

You can read the rest of the article here at the source.


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