With his final foray with The Twilight Saga on the horizon, Robert Pattinson looks to be setting up a fine post-Twilight career for himself, leading Bel Ami next month and David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis later this year.

Admittedly, Bel Ami at least will be coming before the curtain opens on Breaking Day – Part 2 in November, but with filming finished on the film, Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are both looking on top form to continue with successful careers beyond the franchise’s conclusion.

We’ve now got ten minutes’ worth of clips to share with you from Bel Ami co-directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod, who look to be making a promising directorial debut with this, with Rachel Bennette also making her writing debut, based on the 19th century novel of the same name by Guy de Maupassant.

“Bel Ami is the story of Georges Duroy (Pattinson), 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 prostitute’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.”

Along with Pattinson, the film has an impressive supporting cast headed up by Uma Thurman, Kristen Scott Thomas, and Christina Ricci, seen one-to-one with Pattinson at the end of these clips. If you’re interested in the movie already, this will no doubt only spur your excitement for its release next month.

Bel Ami will be with us here in the UK on 9th March, a week after its release in the US on the 2nd. You can catch up on all the rest of our coverage for the film here, including the first teaser trailer we caught just before Christmas. And for now, here are those ten minutes of clips with which to dip your toe in the water.

Source: The Playlist.

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