First Trailer for BEL AMI Starring Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman

     July 22, 2011

We at Collider have been thinking a lot about Robert Pattinson in the last couple days thanks to Twilight‘s presence at Comic-Con.  If I may borrow your attention for a second, the trailer for another Pattinson project, Bel Ami, is now online.  The logline says it all:

Bel Ami is the story of Georges Duroy (Pattinson), 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.

Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, and Colm Meaney also star in Bel Ami, directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod.  Watch the trailer after the jump.

This looks like Bel Ami has the all the makings of a slick melodrama.  No word on a release date yet, though The Playlist expects Bel Ami will premiere at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival in September.

I’ll leave you with more info on the cast and crew:

Uma Thurman (Kill Bill) is Madeleine, Kristin Scott Thomas (Nowhere Boy) is Virginie, Christina Ricci (Monster) is Clotilde, Colm Meaney (The Damned United) is Rousset, Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) is Charles and Holliday Grainger (Scouting Book for Boys) is Suzanne.

The screenplay is by Rachel Bennette from the novel by Guy de Maupassant. Uberto Pasolini (The Full Monty) is the Producer and Simon Fuller is Executive Producer. The Director of Photography is Stefano Falivene (Carmel); Attila F. Kovacs (Sunshine) is Production Designer; Costumes are designed by Odile Dicks-Mireaux (An Education); Hair and Make-up is by Jenny Shircore (The Young Victoria) and the Editor is Masahiro Hirakubo (The Duchess).

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  • dpramroop

    not bad

  • chris


    • Isabella

      This movie is going to be great, he looks so good in this and his acting is especially good, I love when he say I dispise you…Very good
      and extremely HOT.
      To Gabi, maybe you have never been seduced, but this is the way
      to do it….

    • Isabella

      This movie is so frekin hot, he looks so good in this, he could seduce me anytime he wants…HOT STUFF

  • Linsey

    This movie looks like a really good period drama. Hope they announce a release date soon.

  • Joie

    Awful. Robert Pattinson’s acting sucks and Uma looks bland.

  • LK

    Overacting, Pattinso is overacting like always

  • kik

    looks good. nice to hear rob talk in his normal voice for a change.

  • Devo

    video’s removed :/

  • Richard

    The trailer looks great, the cast looks great, I can say that I like Robert Pattinson’s performance in this

  • phyllis

    The trailer looks great! I can’t understand the delay in releasing this film. I hope Robert has a lot of dialogue as I am excited to hear him use his native accent. This man has incredible screen presence.

  • mig

    Wow ! he’s seriously intense here, didnt know he had that depth impressive.. a must see

  • mig

    wow surprisingly impressive.. he’s seriously intense in this movie. a must see

  • renate

    to the ones who still doubting Mr. Pattinson acting ability…you are out of your fu$king mind…this is acting to its finest..just like the character in the book…the Teaser has more promise than anything I’ve seen lately…the emotion, anger and seduction skills are just oozing out …there is no wooden, suppressed or brooding …its control, passion and hunger……I heard a critic putting Mr. Pattinson on the same level with Burton, Dean and Pacino…sweet..that young Man deserves it..I guess Cronenberg already knew that

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  • hoze

    He’s so freaking laughable but most of the instant.stars are in attempts of period pieces, remember K Reaves and sorts.

    Pulls of more of a Mr Hyde (especially in that hat )vibe than a charmer.

    • gabi

      dear Hoze! I do not know what you think was laughable in this Teaser……maybe you just do not know how to seduce women..poor you or if you are a woman maybe you are wishing someone would give you somke attention

    • k

      really? i didn’t find anything funny. it looks like a really good movie. hope to see it soon.

    • Isabella

      Yes he is very good in this movie, shows the range in his acting ability. As far as Cronenberg is concerned, he would not have hand picked Robert if he did not see something in him.. This director is very
      point on when working with the actors he has chosen… One Toronto
      newspaper commented that Cronenberg is always extremely careful
      when putting a cast together, he picks and chooses only the best and
      the most talanted. And his other movie is going to be shown at
      Cannes in 2012…..

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  • Kelsie

    Okay, this actually looks really good. Pattinson might actually prove his worth with this film. There’s certainly potential. Lots of it. Looking forward to this one.

  • Mole

    Everyone is going on about Robert pattison, two words Philip Glenister. Mmmmmmm :)