Robert Pattinson's New Thriller Will Make Him The Next Brad Pitt

Thu, May 3, 2012 5:14pm EDT by 15 Comments

Ladies-man Rob is letting romance fall by the wayside and showing off his tough-guy persona in an exciting new role.

Robert Pattinson is already loved by the ladies, but now he’s gunning to win over the male audience as well. The Twilight actor is set to star in the big-screen adaptation of the Eric Maddox novel that tells the story of the man who who helped capture Saddam Hussein in 2003.

“This is a chance for Rob to prove that he can be a leading man outside of a female demographic,” casting director Doron Ofir EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com. “If Rob can win over a male audience, he can start being viewed not only as a heartthrob for women, but a man’s man.”

If Rob plays his cards right, Doron thinks Rob could follow in the footsteps of another heartthrob-turned-action hero: Brad Pitt!

“Brad Pitt is the ultimate man’s man,” Doron explains. “Every man wants to be him. In the past, only women went to see Rob in films. Mission: Blacklist will definitely attract a male audience, and of course, a female audience.”

Tom Cruise is another actor that took on an action role to alter his fan-base.

“Prior to Born on Fourth of July, Tom was known as a pretty boy,” Doron points out. “Oliver Stone took a big risk when he cast Tom in the lead role, but Tom proved he could be a man’s man in the film and it was a pivotal role in his career.”

Hopefully, Mission: Blacklist will have a similar effect on Rob’s career.

“If he can gain a male following, this could lead to blockbuster films for him,” Doron says. “It could lead to Oscar winning roles. It’s a smart, smart career choice. Now let’s see if he can pull it off!”

What do YOU think about Rob’s new role, HollywoodLifers?

Reporting by Sandra Clark

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everyday girl

Posted at 10:20 AM on June 21, 2013  

Rob will never be another Brad Pitt. Brad is actually the best looking of the two. Rob has to be caught by the camera ange just right to loo his best.

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d.harris

Posted at 7:33 AM on May 22, 2012  

that is the problem we have today.before peoples years of achievement is counted before their dollars or fame.and when you take a look , you will see that they actually deserve their money and fame.robert is good but ,for me i will actually wait for more years to see what he leaves behind before we can place him by the side of tom cruise or other actors like brad .i agree with you lon..—– accomplishment is what it is all about.there is nothing about hate on this one.we like rob ,but we are also trying to be honest about him.

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Vicky

Posted at 7:36 PM on May 8, 2012  

All of these new and upcoming roles sound very promisng for Rob. But I think Cosmopolis will push him into the Oscar circle. Cronenberg always chooses actors who can deliver.

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Lon

Posted at 3:18 AM on May 4, 2012  

I hope people realise hving a pretty face, showing yr *$$ and bedding a lot of women in movies means he can ACT.it doesnt mean that. That said we wait to see hw he does in this movie.

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nasra

Posted at 1:57 AM on May 4, 2012  

He is no Brad Pitt though! YAWN!

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Isis

Posted at 1:45 AM on May 4, 2012  

Comparing the twilight boy to Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt???
Cruise career is over 30 year old, Brad Pitt’s over 20 year old.

Think about it! How many bad films those two starred in? Now how many good movies did pattinson star in?

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P

Posted at 9:28 PM on May 3, 2012  

Here we go again ! All of these “hobo” comments Blah! Blah! Blah! … Aren’t some of you people tired of recycling the same crap ! I’m sure tired of reading about it . And those ridiculous Brad Pitt comments , I love Brad Pitt as an actor but I doubt that Robert Pattinson want to be him , he’s only interested in being HIMSELF … And that’s great and refreshing specially from Hollywood where most young actors want to be only famous , all they want is flash no substance This guy is not only talented he’s also extremely smart , so to all of you that dislike the guy , stop reading and post comments about him , you only contradicting yourselves !! WAY TO GO ROB !!

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peg

Posted at 8:02 PM on May 3, 2012  

If I was in the spotlight all the time I would dress like a “hobo” too. I can’t imagine how horrible it would be never to be able to have a private moment without people screaming at me all the time.

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Michele

Posted at 7:56 PM on May 3, 2012  

Good for Rob!

Both roles sound really great. I think Rob’s choosing his roles wisely. He’s a great actor and he’ll have a long lasting, diverse career.
Michele

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Pussy galore

Posted at 7:34 PM on May 3, 2012  

Rob pattinson will knock em all into fits he is the hottest male ever u dumb fools go 4 it rob.

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helllokitty2142

Posted at 6:43 PM on May 3, 2012  

In his dreams!!

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thecat61

Posted at 6:24 PM on May 3, 2012  

The next Brad Pitt, seriously, I laugh!!

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k

Posted at 5:38 PM on May 3, 2012  

am i the only one who think robert pattison looks like a hobo i mean really

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helllokitty2142

Posted at 6:42 PM on May 3, 2012  

I think he looks like a hobo.

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c

Posted at 5:19 PM on May 3, 2012  

sorry he is not nearly as hot as brad pitt used to be

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