"Obviously it's quite difficult to shoot there, but I think it's a fascinating country. And the director's been sending me pictures of just the original... palaces where the U.S. army was based and they're beautiful. They're stunning... They're all just empty, just sitting there." Actor Robert Pattinson is excited about shooting Mission: Blacklist, in which he plays a U.S. soldier searching for Saddam Hussein in war-torn Iraq in 2003. Director Jean-Stephane Sauvaire currently scouting locations in the country.