From The Improper...
Robert Pattinson is seething with lust in an explosive portrayal of Guy de Maupassant’s scandalous protagonist in a leaked trailer of “Bel Ami,” a movie about decadent French society, co-starring Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas.
This could be the film where Pattinson establishes himself as an actor, on par with Marlon Brando, James Dean and Richard Burton.
He exudes lust, desire and ambition as a “penniless” soldier who’s determined to find his place in French society by seducing the wives of powerful men at the center of Parisian society.
The film is about the corrupt rise of Georges Duroy, who becomes one of the most successful men in Paris by manipulating powerful, intelligent, and wealthy mistresses.
Thurman recently praised Pattinson’s performance: “He’s incredibly concrete in his presence on the set and obviously very handsome,” she told MTV.
“He’s a very nice person and he’s sensitive,” she added. “He’s present. He’s a really good actor.”
“Bel Ami” is scheduled to premiere in late 2011.
“Wow. After watching Robert Pattinson basically grow up in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the Twilight saga and Water for Elephants, I’d basically give up hope that the twentysomething heartthrob could escape his soft-spoken typecasting and become the next Johnny Depp or Leonardo Dicaprio. But after a few snippets of scenes from his latest indie period drama Bel Ami, I’m starting to wonder if he’s been hiding his real talents in order to survive the Twi-hards!
Forget San Diego Comic-Con, the real superhero is Robert Pattinson and his unrelenting charm in the first trailer for his drama Bel Ami. Based Guy de Maupassant‘s classic novel, the main thing I take away from this film is anyone that lays eyes on our Twilight star wants to sleep with him. And then he eventually becomes a cranky man. Sound good? Check out the trailer below via YouTube for the film also starring Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci and directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod.
From LA Times...
Robert Pattinson’s much anticipated “Breaking Dawn” sex scene might not hold an oil lamp to the action in the actor’s upcoming period piece, “Bel Ami,” if a trailer leaked Friday is any indication.
In a web of French intrigue and bedsheets, Pattinson plays a “penniless” soldier who’s trying to break into society. Turns out the young man fortunately has some, um, skill when it comes to entertaining the wives of powerful men at the core of Parisian society.
A trailer for the film, posted early Friday and then taken down, shows RPattz courting beauties played by Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas. His amply notched bedpost soon gets the better of him, and heavy breathing, high stakes and lots of corridor-running ensue.
From Cinema Blend...
This trailer for Bel Ami gets it. The movie stars Robert Pattinson and someone involved somewhere in their marketing department seems to not only understand who he is, but who his audience is. Robert Pattinson is the girl-crush of every woman who has ever read or will read a romance novel. Women want to fantasize about being seduced by him, bedded by him, swept off their feet by him. So the first trailer for Bel Ami is nothing but a series of sequences in which Robert Pattinson does that to a series of different women of all ages.
The first trailer for Bel Ami covers Robert Pattinson’s entire seduction demographic from young (Christina Ricci) to middle-aged (Uma Thurman) to much more than middle-aged (Kristin Scott Thomas). It’s as if someone walked into Comic Con’s Hall H during the Twilight panel, wrote down what everyone there wanted, and walked out to craft a trailer for Bel Ami which would satisfy that.