In this Bel Ami picture, Robert Pattinson's Georges Duroy seduces Uma Thurman's Madeleine Forestier. Like fellow The Twilight Saga player Kristen Stewart, Pattinson has up to now taken the indie route when not incarnating the lovestruck vampire Edward Cullen opposite Stewart's Bella Swan.
Before bringing to life Guy de Maupassant's ambitious, amoral Bel Ami antihero, the ex-soldier Georges Duroy, Robert Pattinson played Salvador Dali in Paul Morrison's Little Ashes (though admittedly, that was before Twilight). More recently, Pattinson was the rebellious New Yorker Tyler Hawkins in Allen Coulter's Remember Me, which has done surprisingly well at the overseas box office, obviously as a result of Pattinson's Twilight popularity.
Next for Robert Pattinson is Water for Elephants, a 20th Century Fox release in which he'll be surrounded by Oscar winners and nominees, among them fellow players Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line), Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds), and Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild, which coincidentally also features Kristen Stewart).
Directed by London stage veterans Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, and written by Rachel Bennette, in addition to Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman, Bel Ami also features Christina Ricci, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colm Meaney, and Holliday Grainger.
Robert Pattinson / Uma Thurman / Bel Ami photo: 19 Entertainment.
Robert Pattinson's Georges Duroy looks mighty thoughtful – and very handsome – in this photo from Bel Ami. () Is Duroy thinking about who he will be seducing next?
As I mentioned in my previous Bel Ami post, Pattinson, much like fellow Twilight Saga player Kristen Stewart, has thus far taken the indie route when not playing the devoted vampire Edward Cullen. As Guy de Maupassant's ambitious social climber, Pattinson will have the chance to be cunning, sensual, and hopefully both funny and dramatic as well.
Directed by award-winning British stage veterans Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, Bel Ami also features Christina Ricci, Colm Meaney, Holly Grainger, and Academy Award nominees Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott Thomas.
Next for Pattinson is Water for Elephants, in which he'll be surrounded by Oscar winners and nominees, among them fellow players Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, and Hal Holbrook.
Photo: 19 Entertainment