Christina Ricci Joins “Bel Ami”

Christina Ricci has joined the adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s short story “Bel Ami” reports Production Weekly via Coming Soon.

The story follows George Duroy (Robert Pattinson), a young journalist who rose from poverty to become one of the most successful men in Paris via the ruthless and calculating bedding of the city’s most glamorous and influential women.

Uma Thurman plays the wife of Duroy’s friend, a woman who is extremely involved and connected in the goings-on of Parisian society. She helps Duroy in his ascent, later becoming his wife.

Kristin Scott Thomas plays a socialite who falls for Duroy, becoming clingy in the process. Filming kicks off next month.