Thurman, Scott Thomas Join “Bel Ami”

Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott Thomas have signed onto the film adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s short story “Bel Ami” for Redwave Films says The Hollywood Reporter.

“Ami” tells of George Duroy (“Twilight” hunk Rob 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.

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.

Thomas plays a socialite who falls for Duroy, becoming clingy in the process. Kidman had been linked to the role Thurman has now taken, but reps later denied the report saying she was offered but didn’t accept.

Stage director Declan Donnellan makes his directorial debut on the project which Uberto Pasolini is producing. Filming kicking off next year in Paris.