It’s the headline that caught the breath of every gay man in the world – “Twilight” hunk Robert Pattinson would be working for “Bel Ami”.
The excitement was replaced with disappointment however when it was revealed that “Bel Ami” doesn’t refer to the high-class European gay porn studio of the same name, but rather a new film adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s short story says Variety.
“It’s a totally amoral character” said Pattinson during a press conference in Cannes to promote his upcoming February release “Remember Me”.
The original story centers on Georges Duroy’s corrupt rise to power from a poor ex-serviceman to one of the most successful men in Paris, most of which he achieves by manipulating a series of powerful, intelligent, and wealthy mistresses.
Shooting on ‘Ami’ kicks off in Paris next year under the helm of first time director Declan Donnellan. As previously reported, Pattinson is also tied to shoot Madeline Stowe’s American frontier drama “Unbound Captives” later this year.
Those hoping for an on-screen entanglement between Pattinson, Johan Paulik and Lukas Ridgeston, sadly that won’t happen anytime soon.
“Twilight” fans however will be relieved to know that despite his character not appearing much in the “New Moon” book, he will be more prominent in the film as hallucinations of Bella according to the actor.
The actor also confirmed he’s signed for the fourth “Twilight” film “Breaking Dawn” though no dates have yet been set for production. The final few days of shooting on ‘New Moon’ are about to get underway in Italy.