By Marc Snetiker
Updated April 03, 2012 at 08:37 PM EDT

Now that I’ve enticed you with my devilish headline, prepare yourself for the most French thing since Jean Dujardin.

In the new trailer for Magnolia Pictures’ Bel Ami, everything you’ve ever loved and hated about uppity Parisian bourgeois period pieces comes together in a story about a young man (Robert Pattinson) who snoozes his way to the top by sleeping with wealthy women (Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas, among others) in 19th-century France. The Pattinson vehicle, based on the 1885 novel by Guy de Maupassant, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival last month, but will finally see wide release in the US on June 8.

Watch the trailer below, and decide for yourself whether a fangless Pattinson can win you over with his antique couture:

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