Robert Pattinson plays a unethical journalist in Bel Ami. His character in the film manipulates his way by seducing a rich women to reach the top position. The makers of the film are sceptic about the market, as they are not sure about how fans would accept him in this role. Especially female fans, who love to see him in good characters, may not like the actor doing baddie's role.
The actor has also expressed the same on his role in Bel Ami. He has said that they have done complete justice to the novel. He said: “We were really true to the book and because the guy is basically a s**t who wins everything at the end it"s really difficult to market it – especially with me in it", reports the Contactmusic.
However, the movie features Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristen Scott Thomas in the key roles. The movie is directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod. It is produced by Simon Fuller and distributed by Optimum Releasing.