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Watch: Robert Pattinson Is A Top Hat Wearing Man Whore In Trailer For 'Bel Ami'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist July 22, 2011 at 9:47AM

While Twihards are probably still trying to compose themselves after yesterday's "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" presentation at Comic-Con, they may be dismayed after coming down from the high of the vampire franchise to see their beloved Edward playing such a relentless douchebag. But the trailer for the long-awaited period drama, "Bel Ami," is here and it finds Robert Pattinson tearing through women in high society London during Ye Olden Times.
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While Twihards are probably still trying to compose themselves after yesterday's "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" presentation at Comic-Con, they may be dismayed after coming down from the high of the vampire franchise to see their beloved Edward playing such a relentless douchebag. But the trailer for the long-awaited period drama, "Bel Ami," is here and it finds Robert Pattinson tearing through women in high society London during Ye Olden Times.

Based on the book by Guy de Maupassant and joined by Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci, “Bel Ami” will find Pattinson playing George Duroy, a sexy social climber in turn-of-the-century 1890s Paris, who seduces his way to wealth and fame from a poor beginning. Thurman will play the wife of one of Duroy’s friends who eventually marries Pattinson’s seductive schemer. Kristin Scott Thomas will appear as a woman who overestimates Duroy’s attachment to her. Pattinson actually looks fine in the role, but the whole thing plays like an overcooked Harlequin romance writ large. Also, minus points to the trailer for using the most generic, overused music possible.

Earlier in the year Pattinson described his character as a "shit" and said overall, the film will be hard to market due to the general assholery of the fellow he plays. While we agree that George is certainly kind of a dick, the film should be fine marketing wise. It's a steamy period piece with a solid cast, so it will likely find an audience. No word on release dates yet, but we presume it will be somewhere on the TIFF schedule. Check out the trailer below. [via ONTD]

This article is related to: Films, Bel Ami