Robert Pattinson Makes Out With Everyone in ‘Bel Ami’

It’s a realistic concept, at least, to watch Robert Pattinson hooking up with all the women across town in the first trailer for his new film, Bel Ami, which based off the novel of the same name. He plays a penniless soldier named Georges Duroy, who decides the only way to rise to power is to use what God gave him: that chiseled mug, that perfectly coiffed hair. But it’s not in the romantic (?) way of his Twilight escapades, no. Judging from the trailer, Duroy is a total sleaze. 

The quest takes him through the bedrooms of Parisian society’s most well-to-do women; Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman, and Kristin Scott Thomas are three of the ladies we see him romancing. Ricci’s the good girl of the bunch, so at some point, Duroy has to figure out what he wants from his amoral ways. Cue the strings, the voiceovers, the swelling conclusion. It would be a heck of a swerve of Pattinson went totally evil as he’s still carrying his good guy heartthrob status, benefits of playing an undead stalker.

It’s somewhat bizarre to watch Ricci, a teen idol of the ’90s, romance with Pattinson, a teen idol of today; she’s not so much older than him, but she’s been in the public eye for more than twenty years. She still looks really good, as does pretty much everyone in this trailer. Despite the unhygienic conditions of 1880’s Paris, it would be pretty hard to sell a sex drama with smelly people. Bel Ami comes out in the U.K. on March 2, 2012; a U.S. date hasn’t been announced.

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