Pattinson to get intimate with Thurman in Bel Ami
The Hollywood's latest heartthrob is starring in the big screen version of Guy de Maupassant's 19th Century novel Bel Ami, where he plays an ambitious young journalist Georges Duroy who sleeps his way to the top.india Updated: Jan 09, 2010 18:20 IST
The Hollywood's latest heartthrob is starring in the big screen version of Guy de Maupassant's 19th Century novel Bel Ami, where he plays an ambitious young journalist Georges Duroy who sleeps his way to the top, Contactmusic reported.
The 23-year-old actor's first on-screen conquest will be Thurman's character Madeleine.
Film fans could possibly see Pattinson get steamy with Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas, who star as Clotilde and Virginie respectively in the film.
The movie will be helmed by theatre director Declan Donnellan, who is making his celluloid debut, and three other actresses are to join the all-star cast.
Pattinson is hoping 'Bel Ami' is a success as he recently admitted he finds it "scary" taking on work outside of the 'Twilight' franchise.
The British actor, who plays vampire Edward Cullen in the hit movie series, said, "You get offered stuff that you would never dream of getting offered before, but that's also scary. You don't have to audition for anything.
"Before 'Twilight,' I did any movie that I got offered, and you'd try and make the best of it afterwards. But now, you're expected to come into the movie and provide not only economic viability, but also a performance as well," Pattinson said.