Uma Thurman has signed to star opposite “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson in an adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s short story Bel Ami. Kristin Scott Thomas also has joined the cast.
The film tells the story of George Duroy (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.
Declan Donnellan’s feature directorial debut is scheduled to shoot next year in Paris.