Bel Ami (1947)
By Jocelyn Vena
Christina Ricci and Robert Pattinson in Berlin on Friday
Photo: Sean Gallup/ Getty Images
Robert Pattinson appeared at the Berlin International Film Festival on Friday (February 17) to promote his latest effort, the big-screen adaptation of the Guy de Maupassant novel "Bel Ami." During the press conference, the actor opened up about making the film, which follows a manipulative young man who romances various women in 19th-century Paris.
"To work as a journalist? It's funny. I kind of like the idea, especially when he gets into the gossip section of the newspaper," the actor said about his character's job in the flick and how he related it to his own headline-making life.
Click for photos of Robert Pattinson at the "Bel Ami" event in Berlin.
"Something that was written in ... 1885, for it
Bel Ami comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colm Meaney, Philip Glenister, Holly Grainger, James Lance. The film is directed by Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod.
Admittedly, Bel Ami at least will be coming before the curtain opens on Breaking Day – Part 2 in November, but with filming finished on the film, Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are both looking on top form to continue with successful careers beyond the franchise’s conclusion.
We’ve now got ten minutes’ worth of clips to share with you from Bel Ami co-directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, who look to be making a promising directorial debut with this, with Rachel Bennette also making her writing debut, based on the 19th century novel of the same name by Guy de Maupassant.
“Bel Ami is the story of Georges Duroy (Pattinson), who travels through 1890s Paris,
Among the worthy films being premiered at the Berlin film festival over the next 10 days are an epic tracing China's history; three documentaries about the Fukushima nuclear disaster; Werner Herzog's look at death row; and Angelina Jolie's take on the Bosnian war.
But one of the most popular films on the day that tickets went on sale was a Finnish sci-fi comedy about Nazis living on the dark side of the moon.
Iron Sky tells how Hitler's top scientists moved to a lunar military base known as the Black Sun shortly after the end of the second world war. For more than 70 years boffins beavered away on a fleet of spaceships that one day would return to Earth and finish what the Nazis started. In 2018 the invasion begins.
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It's been rumored for awhile, but Deadline announced late last week that the movie, based on the Guy de Maupassant novel, will be premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, though it is out of the competition. IMDb currently has the release date for Bel Ami listed for March 2 in both the Us and UK, which would give fans only a little over a month to wait for the opening. The release date has changed before, but hopefully this time it'll stick.
The new photos make it clear the movie is ramping up towards its premiere... And that star Robert Pattinson is handsome in a top hat and tails (which isn't really news), and that he's also handsome while he's angry
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