Friday, March 29, 2013

Eric Maddox Talks Mission: Blacklist

Eric Maddox, the author of Mission Blacklist #1, spoke to an audience of about 300 people this past Wednesday at his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, about the process of finding and capturing Saddam Hussein. He shares what Rob might wear in the movie: the blue shirt we gave you a preview of almost a year ago :)

Maddox shared the story of the steps leading to the capture of Hussein in chronological order, only leaving out “little bitty elements” he was asked not to discuss due to the classified nature of these elements.  
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.
Maddox had to wait five years to tell his story and write the book due to the U.S. government preferring to keep it classified, he said. 
“Since then, the United States government wanted me to endorse the movie, and wanted me to say who I am and what I do,” he said. 
While having accomplished the feat of capturing Hussein, Maddox said he wanted to stay very humble about his accomplishment.

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