Magnolia Pictures has released a US trailer for Bel Ami, starring Robert Pattinson. Adapted by Rachel Bennette from Guy de Maupassant’s novel,the film comes to us from debut directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod. It also stars Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman and Kristen Scott Thomas.
Bel Ami is the story of Georges Duroy, who travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world where politics and media jostle for influence, where sex is power and celebrity an obsession.
Bel Ami opens in Australia on 24 May 2012 from Hopscotch.