Christina Ricci is joining Robert Pattinson (“The Twilight Saga”), Uma Thurman and Kristin Scott Thomas in the Declan Donnellan-directed Bel Ami, an adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s short story which starts filming next month.
The movie 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.