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Bel Ami

Robert Pattinson played a Parisian social climber in the business of seducing women

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PARISIAN PLAY Uma Thurman and Robert Pattinson shack up in Bel Ami

In the period film, Robert Pattinson plays George Duroy, a young journalist who climbs the social ladder in 1880s Paris by exploiting the city’s wealthiest and most influential women (Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas). As is usually the case in these tales, his love for a pure-of-heart ingĂ©nue (Christina Ricci) forces him to choose between his soul and his ambition. From this preview, we learn that Duroy may not sparkle, but he does seduce. Oh boy, does he seduce. The trailer is chockablock with bedroom scenes, though Twihards will have to wait to see if any of the beds actually break.