Twilight star Robert Pattinson is set to take on Oscar winner Nicole Kidman in an erotic new role (eeewww). The young actor has signed on to co-star in the film, Bel Ami according to Screen Daily, where the duo will team up for a sexually charged story that will feature Pattinson as an ambitious young man who sleeps his way to the top.
Finally, we have another film that highlights a man as a whore! This will be a period piece, that’s based on the novel of the same name by author Guy De Maupassant, which was published in the late 1800′s. Robert Pattinson wouldn’t have been the first actor to come to mind for a role like this, but regardless of our thoughts he’s got it.
The story of Bel Ami centers on a young, up and coming journalist who meets a powerful woman named Mme Forestier, who helps him with his work. Through her, he meets several influential people and begins to establish some connections of his own, all while sleeping with various women.
Bel Ami will be directed by both Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod from a screenplay written by Rachel Bennette. Nicole Kidman is a definite sell for this film, but Pattinson leaves some doubt. Not to knock his talent, because the only thing we’ve notably seen him in is Harry Potter and Twilight. Perhaps if given a proper script with a strong premise he can work wonders in a movie.
What do you think of Kidman working opposite Pattinson?