A couple of weeks ago we reported that Nicole Kidman was going to co-star with Robert Pattinson in his next film, Bel Ami. We then found out a little bit later that this wasn’t true and that Kidman was definitely not attached to the project. However, tonight we have news that Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient) has joined the cast and that Uma Thurman will now be taking the role that Kidman passed on. To find out what this “erotically charged story of ambition, power and seduction.” is all about, just hit the jump.
Based on Guy de Maupassant’s short story, the film will tell the story of George Duroy (played by Pattinson), a young journalist who rose from poverty to become one of the most successful men in Paris via the ruthless and calculating bedding of the city’s most glamorous and influential women. THR reports that Thurman will play the role of Duroy’s friend’s wife who helps Duroy rise to power and later becomes his wife. Meanwhile, Kristin Scott Thomas has been cast to play a socialite who falls for Duroy as well.
The film will definitely be a test of Pattinson’s talents and will also mark the directorial debut of London theater director Declan Donnellar, who aims to begin production on the film sometime next year.