It very well could've been the biggest role he's taken on since Twilight, but Robert Pattinson has dropped out of Mission: Blacklist. Guess it looks like we won't have the chance to see him play the lead role in the film.
The flick is about the hunt for Saddam Hussein, and Rob would've portrayed the role of Eric Maddox, the military interrogator who was in charge of locating Saddam. He also wrote the book that served as the inspiration for the movie.
Apparently Rob bowed out due to scheduling conflicts, but it's impossible not to wonder if something bigger is going on here.
Oh come on ... scheduling conflicts? That's, like, the oldest excuse in the book in Hollywood as far as getting out of a role goes.
You know where I'm going with this, right? Duh. A few months ago, there were rumors going around that Rob was considering taking a break from acting, possibly to pursue a music career or simply lay low for a while. It just seems strange for him to give up such an important role so abruptly, though it does make sense if he's about to make some sort of major life change.
And let's not even entertain the possibility of him ditching the part so he can finally have more time in his life to reconnect with Kristen Stewart. Those two are getting one final shot at the Cannes Film Festival to patch things up, but something tells me their "reunion" is going to be pretty anti-climactic.
I guess time will tell whether or not Rob is having some sort of epiphany or whatever. Let's just hope maybe for once the scheduling conflict thing turns out to be the truth.
Why do you think Rob bowed out of this movie?
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