January 8th, 2010 / 6 Comments


Here’s what Baz Bamigboye of the UK’s DailyMail has to say about Rob and Bel-Ami.  You know I’m only posting this because I CANNOT wait for Rob to start working on this film – Rob as Georges Duroy lordy lordy I don’t want to wish 2010 away, but I can’t wait to post the release date for this one.  No pressure Rob or Hopscotch Films  (Aussie distributor in case you didn’t know).

 “Robert Pattinson begins rehearsals next month with a line-up of leading ladies including Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci.  [I’ve seen Christina Ricci’s name bandied around but not confirmed anywhere – ProductionWeekly has now confirmed.  Damn her first James McAvoy now Rob.]

And that’s just for starters. They will be preparing for a screen version of Guy de Maupassant’s 19th-century novel Bel Ami about a thoroughly shameless Lothario who goes through life with an open fly.

Pattinson, who saunters through those Twilight movies like a tomcat who lapped up a lot of cream, will play Georges Duroy, a Frenchman of humble beginnings who works his way up from being a minor office clerk to become a powerful editor possessing great political influence.

Each rung up the ladder represents the influence of a powerful woman. More often than not, once he has finished with them he starts on their daughters. Thurman will play Madeleine, Duroy’s first conquest.

Ricci takes on the role of Clotilde, whose husband is often away, and Scott Thomas plays Virginie, the wife of Duroy’s editor-in-chief. He likes her daughter, too.  [ooh I guessed right back when she was announced on who Kristin would play]

Directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod are meeting three other actresses who will play women with whom Duroy also associates.

The directing duo are from the theatre and are adept at working with classic texts and making them entertaining and accessible. More importantly, they also know how to get the best work out of their cast.

The picture is being produced by Uberto Pasolini, but pop visionary Simon Fuller is executive producer in what is his first foray into big-screen films.”

Um sorry Baz, but have you seen any Twilight movies?  Rob hardly saunters through them like a tomcat, but maybe that’s just me.  Thanks to our friends and elite affiliates at Spunk Ransom for the tip on both accounts.  And how can I go past the Barnes Theatre Co pic of Rob – Georges Duroy minus the moustache – pls Rob can you make them just let you keep your 3 day growth – pretty please.

  • Michelle
    Posted on January 08, 2010

    I know exactly what you mean Maria. 2010 has just started & I am wishing it away already. Just cannot help it. Oh imagine when we have the release date for Bel-Ami. Gonna be some serious excitement & happiness that day. Just absolutely cannot wait to see Rob as Georges. How fantastic he is going to be. We have some amazing things to look forward to ladies 😀 I love that pic from the Barnes Theatre Comp. Am already imagining the stills of Rob as Georges, just cannot wait for the first one to be released. Yep wishing the time away again.

    *rolls eyes* at Baz. Clearly absolutely no idea. Christina Ricci you are one lucky lucky lady.

  • vertigo
    Posted on January 09, 2010

    I am drooling with anticipation!

  • lise-lou
    Posted on January 09, 2010

    Me too *dabs mouth* where’s that bib gone!

  • Carmel
    Posted on January 09, 2010

    This is so exciting. If anybody missed Rob as Edward they are sure to notice him as Georges.
    @Maria – Thanks for the tip about the spine of AnoutherMan. I had missed that. But I hadn’t missed the Uma was on the back cover. Perfect.

  • Sare
    Posted on January 09, 2010

    * rubs hands together*
    bring it on!

  • Maria
    Posted on January 09, 2010

    @Carmel – um Uma’s not on the back cover of my AnotherMan? Mine is a guy that looks a little like Rafa Nadal – so no complaints from me.

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