04 Feb 2010Webmiss
BelAmiFilm.com has obtained the first press release regarding the casting of the film.
CASTING COMPLETE ON BEL AMI
Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci to star
Londonâ€¦ 2nd February, 2010â€¦ Principal photography on BEL AMI is to start on February 7th 2010, shooting on locations in London and Budapest.
Robert Pattinson (Twilight series, Remember Me) plays Georges Duroy in this erotically charged story of ambition, power and seduction. Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill) is Madeleine, Kristin Scott Thomas (Nowhere Boy, Iâ€™ve Loved You So Long) is Virginie, Christina Ricci (Monster, The Ice Storm) is Clotilde, Holly Grainger (Scouting Book for Boys) is Suzanne, Philip Glenister (Life on Mars, Calendar Girls) is Charles, and Colm Meaney (The Damned United, The Snapper) plays Duroyâ€™s adversary, Rousset. The screenplay is written by Rachel Bennette from the novel by Guy de Maupassant, and the film is directed by the influential and innovative Cheek By Jowl directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod.
BEL AMI is the story of Georges Duroy, who travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostituteâ€™s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world where politics and media jostle for influence, where sex is power and celebrity an obsession.
You can read the complete press release at BelAmiFilm.com